The University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Radicles: Rediscovering humankind’s primary roots,” an evening of site specific dance, Oct. 16 — 18 at 6 p.m. The dance, choreographed by Lisa Nevada, Master of Fine Arts (MFA) dance candidate, is set in the natural surroundings of Albuquerque’s South Valley, adjacent to the newly established Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge, at 856 Lagunitas Lane SW.

“Radicles: Rediscovering humankind’s primary roots” explores the significance of the human/nature interface through the radical approach of site specific dance. Nevada has created an evening of spellbinding dance through movement research and kinetic experiments directly connected to the sophisticated networks of soil, plants trees, animals and water.

“I have always been fascinated by the natural surroundings of Albuquerque and the environmental wonders it fluently produces,” Nevada said. “With a group of exceptional dance artists performing at a private residence in South Valley, I set out to create an experience for both artist and audience that would bring nature forward in untraditional and radical ways. My hope is that people will come away from this experience with their souls reawakened to the fragility and importance of the natural world.”

Tickets prices for the dance are $12 general admission, $10 for UNM faculty and seniors, and $8 for UNM staff and students. Advanced tickets are highly recommended as all tickets purchased at the door will be $20, cash only.

For more information, call Lisa Nevada at 505-507-8931. Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at or by calling 505-925-5858.