Such Rooted Things: Lecture + Demo

SMDCAC presents

Such Rooted Things: Lecture + Demo

by NWD Project

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Free 2-seat pods; Tickets Required

Such Rooted Things is a new dance work and film commissioned by Live Arts Miami as part of their LALA Artist Residency. It connects our human stories to the environment by using the mangrove forest of Matheson Hammock as a metaphor for our need to create community in order to protect the fragile ecology of coastal South Florida and ourselves.

This event will feature portions of the these new choreographic works and short clips of the film will be shown, along with personal reflections of the process by the artists involved and a discussion regarding the development of the piece. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

The project includes a choreographic collaboration between Dale Andree and her daughter, Thryn Saxon, exploring themes of intergenerational connection.

Run time: 55 minutes | No intermission

Seating is available in 2-Seat "Pods." Each ticket is valid for two seats. Recommended for all ages. All patrons entering the theater require a ticket, regardless of age. Outside food & beverage are not allowed into the venue. 

This project is supported in part by John S. and James L. Knight Foundations Knight Arts Challenge Grant as well as the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

PLEASE NOTE:  In preparation for your arrival, the Center has taken numerous precautions to ensure the health and safety of our guests and employees. The following is list of measures we are taking for a safe re-opening following the guidelines put in place by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Miami-Dade County’s New Normal Guide.

  • Patrons must wear a face mask or a protective face covering upon entering the premises and within shared spaces. Face masks and coverings may be removed once seated at designated pod.
  • Temperature checks
  • Reduced audience capacity
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been located at all entryways, and high traffic areas
  • Floor marking to assist in maintaining social distancing
  • Outdoor seating “pods” spaced beyond the minimum 6’ requirements
  • Staff training conducted in advance on CDC, and Miami-Dade County Covid-19 related protocols and procedures
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures including disinfecting all high touch surfaces
  • Touchless faucets, soap dispensers, and paper towel dispensers have been installed where possible
  • Open lid garbage and recycle bins are in place
  • Temporary reduction or elimination of concessions

Please call the SMDCAC Box Office (786-573-5300) after 12 p.m. the day of the performance to confirm if rescheduling is necessary.

In the event that the Center must cancel this event, the following options will be available to patrons:

  • Receive a refund
  • Exchange your ticket for a gift certificate
  • Exchange your ticket for an alternate show

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,, at least five days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).