SMDCAC presents SPEAK: Leela Dance Collective
Saturday, 04/25/2020 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
Divided by oceans and centuries, American tap and Indian Kathak dance come together in a celebration of rhythm and culture in SPEAK. Leela Dance Collective’s Rachna Nivas and Rina Mehta, contemporary leaders in the ancient storytelling form of Indian Kathak dance, collaborated with revered tap artist Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and MacArthur Award winning tap choreographer Michelle Dorrance, to explore tradition, innovation, improvisation, female artistry, and the ways art connects us. Accompanied by live Indian and jazz musicians, SPEAK will provoke, move and inspire.
Before the show
Enjoy a pre-show conversation at 6:30pm in our Lab Theater, moderated by journalist Jordan Levin with company directors and special guests before their anticipated performances at SMDCAC. “Dance Talks” are free and open to the community.
After the show
A post show discussion will also take place immediately following the performance in the Main Stage also moderated by Levin.