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.
Run time: 90 minutes
Appropriate for ages 7 and up. All patrons entering the theater require a ticket regardless of age. This includes children and infants. Student and Culture Shock Miami (CultureShockMiami.com) discounts available. Contact the SMDCAC Box Office for details.
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible and Assistive Listening Devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, firstname.lastname@example.org, at least five days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).