As art genres go, performance art is perhaps to most easily mocked. You know the stereotype: a guy in an embarrassingly snug unitard takes the stage and does the whole "cocoon-to-butterfly dance" thing. Small wonder it's so easily written off by audiences.
Charo Oquet is out to change that.
She's helping to launch the Miami Performance International Festival, the first edition of what she hopes will become an annual event celebrating performance art in the Magic City.
July 26-29, 2012