The Way of Water: Miami

A performance exploring water and the work of people who steward it in Miami-Dade County

February 7 & 8, 2025 at 8PM    
Concert Lawn of The Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street; Cutler Bay, FL 33189

Free tickets available January 21 
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The Way of Water: Miami will be a large-scale, outdoor performance featuring the movement and stories of Miami-Dade employees who steward the county’s complex water systems. From wastewater plant operators to distribution field crews, water quality testing technicians to canal maintenance teams, employees will show the skillful and often challenging work they do to keep Miami’s water moving. The performance will also include Miami-Dade water experts—local scientists, artists and community members—who will illuminate the elaborate story of water in South Florida through song, video, and performance.

The dance is directed by Artistic Director Allison Orr and produced by Lisa Byrd with musical direction by Graham Reynolds and production design by Stephen Pruitt. Miami artists, advisors and collaborating organizations including Teo Castelleños, Michelle Grant-Murray, Arsimmer McCoy, Monica Lopez de Victoria, Houston Cypress and Love the Everglades Movement, Brenda Krebs of the Office of Resilience, Tiffany Troxler and Florida International University’s Sea Level Solutions Lab and The Miami Sound Choir.

The Way of Water: Miami is presented by the Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center with partnership from the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works, Miami-Dade Office of Resilience, and the Miami-Dade Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources.

Funding for The Way of Water: Miami comes from the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Department. Additional touring support for Forklift Danceworks is from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New England Foundation for the Arts/National Dance Project. The National Dance Project is generously supported with lead funding from the Doris Duke Foundation and the Mellon Foundation, with funding for special initiatives from the Aliad Fund at the Boston Foundation.