“It’s the most magical afternoon I’ve had since childhood. The birds, butterflies,
slight breeze, delicious morsels of food, communal atmosphere, and of course the fantastic performance by your company had me charmed beyond my expectations.” –Audience Member at the J.D. Rivers’ Children’s Garden, North Minneapolis
Mixed Precipitation is a performance company exploring text, space and form with festive theatrical events that inspire social engagement.
4th ANNUAL PICNIC OPERETTA
This summer we present our signature event, the picnic operetta, staging operatic performances in community gardens and other green spaces throughout the Twin Cities metro. A five-course tasting menu of locally grown, performance-inspired delicacies is served during the show. We bring together classical music, horticulture, food, and storytelling into a celebration of the urban eco-system.
Pull up a patch of grass, and make Mixed Precipitation a summer tradition.
Our name, Mixed Precipitation, comes from my personal experience as a year round biker. I found that whenever I heard the words ‘mixed precipitation’ in the local forcast it meant the worst biking weather imaginable! Slush, rain, sleet, snow and ice—precipitation that exists between solid and liquid forms–slowing me down on my daily commutes!
My aversion turned to affection as I began considering how I was consistently drawn to genre bending performance work that can defy description.
In this type of work, I have found that the live experience can have distinct social potential as it invites multiple forms of human interaction–singing, dancing, dining, exploring.
Our goal is to present short form projects that encourage exploration of space (public, private and civic) and collaboration across disciplines. With a varied group of performers, each summer we present our signature event, the annual community garden tour and the picnic operetta, bringing together classical music, horticulture and food in a celebration of the urban eco-system.
We’d love to hear your ideas!