Travel Through Time and Cultures with SPEAK, a Collaboration of Dance and Tradition

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MIAMI (Jan. 29, 2020) – SPEAK bridges the gap between cultures as Indian Kathak and American tap dance are united on the stage. This celebration of rhythm, poetry, music, and storytelling collides as internationally acclaimed dancers Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards dance to the sound of Indian classical and jazz music.
Once divided by oceans and history, SPEAK is a collaboration between contemporary leaders by exploring stories of Indian tradition, innovation, and female artistry through dance. The Leela Dance Collective has crafted an open dialogue between cultures as the voices of powerful women are brought to light through dance, supported by both Jazz and classical Indian musical ensembles. 
Presented at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, April 25th at 8pm, SPEAK promises to thrill your spirit and provoke your soul as continents collide in a performance through time, struggle, and perseverance.

Enjoy a pre-show conversation at 6:30pm in the Lab Theater, moderated by journalist Jordan Levin with special guests before their anticipated performances at SMDCAC. Following the show, a discussion, also moderated by Levin will take place on the Main Stage.
Tickets are $25-$55 for regular admission. All tickets can be purchased at or by calling 786-573-5300. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay.

About South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. More information about the Center and its programs can be found at          
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).

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 8:00am