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Terra Firma Project

Terra Firma engages us to channel our memories, our connection to the land, our city, our home. Bringing a native voice, Betty Osceola shares the perspectives, teachings, and traditions of the Miccosukee people. The performance invites us to redefine our relationship with our home by encouraging the public to share a message for future generations via written notes that will be placed in a capsule and offered to the land. It is an acknowledgement for our land ancestors and an opportunity for the public to ground themselves in the communal spaces we share. 

This work was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami- Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Our community and producing partners include, Dream in Green and Live Arts Miami. Terra Firma is an on-going research we hope to expand upon and present to communities beyond South Florida. 

Performances and Site Offerings

Deering Estate – February 2-6, 2022

Miccosukee Reservation

Movement Research at Judson Church, NYC – April 25, 2022

New York Restoration Project – The Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Community Garden

Miami Beach Regional Library – November 30, 2022

Miami-Dade Public Library Systems

Notes for Tomorrow, Lehman Theater at MDC/North Campus – February 2, 2023

Ada Merritt K-8 Center

Global Field Academy

Kendale Elementary

Kenwood K-8 Center

Oak Grove Elementary

Melrose Elementary

Miami Shores Elementary

Dance-e-Lorus at Cucalorus Film Festival, Thalian Hall, Wilmington, N.C. – November 16, 2023

Alliance for Cape Fear Trees