Calendar: MDC LALA Performance Series: CIRCA/MIA & Such Rooted Things

Event Description

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is partnering with Live Arts Miami to host a special double-bill of new climate-conscious dance works by Dale Andree and Sandra Portal-Andreu. This second installment in the LALA Performance Series features unforgettable new performances addressing climate change and sustainability produced by the 2020/2021 LALA Artists in Residence. The works will be presented for free outside of the museum for two nights only, May 14–15 at 8pm, on the beautiful outdoor Palm Terrace, featuring sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. More information and free tickets for the outdoor performances are available here.

Both artists have created short films that live alongside their performances. The films can be seen inside PAMM's Auditorium with a purchased ticket from May 14–16 during the museum's regular hours. Get your museum tickets here.

The program will begin with CIRCA/MIA by Portal-Andreu, a one-of-a-kind multi-media performance and film, CIRCA/MIA explores visions of Miami's future based on drawings, interviews, and dialogue with 35+ children across Miami-Dade County, and performed by six of the children's mothers. The performance is accompanied live by the eclectic sounds of Miami's own Afrobeta. The artist describes it as "a postcard to the world from the children of Miami-Dade County."

Andree will present SUCH ROOTED THINGS, conceived and drawn from interviews with 10 women from different backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities across Miami-Dade County who are experiencing the effects of climate change in their neighborhoods. The project also includes a choreographic collaboration between Andree and her daughter, Thryn Saxon, exploring themes of generational connections, shared responsibility, and the power of unity when confronting climate change, as well as a collaborative work by Thryn and her dance partner Brad Beakes. An original film created for this piece will be screened in the PAMM Auditorium. Such Rooted Things is supported in part by a grant given to NWD Projects by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge, an initiative that supports ideas that connect people to place and each other through art.