This page contains resources for you to help you through the process of creating your site-specific dance. The first step is to subscribe to our Newsletter as a Choreographer or a Site Leader. Then please register your location with the Event Site Registration Form
About our June 2021 event
We understand these are difficult times for organizing a site-specific dance with a group of dancers due to the pandemic. We are currently reviewing the guidelines for our 2021 event. Please be sure to visit us again in January 2021 to check for updates.
The Event Structure
Each location would produce a 4-part site-specific performance; the first two parts local and latter two global:
- Section I. Ritual: An opening ceremony specific to each site.
- Section II. Local Dance: It is open to what you want as a choreographer. You can use locally-based music, with the theme about local water issues.
- Section III. Global Dance: Simultaneous choreography done by all the performers worldwide to the same piece of music, connecting participants and audience globally.
- Section IV. Participatory Dance: Audience participation in a very simple movement sequence. Some sites will teach the moves right during this Finale, while at other sites the audience will have learned prior to performance. Download the music here.
- Include actions: Take on the issues needed in your community, including politics. Past models have included petitions, call to action, causes, etc.
- Partner up: work with environmentally related organizations for speakers and taking collections or helping charities related to water: charity:water, theglobalfund.org, among others. We can help you to find the right match!
- Include Movement Choirs: If you would like to have some ideas about how develop your own site specific performance, please read this Modern Day Movement Choirs Document.
- Embody Water: Moving as one mind/body has potency. At some point in our dance, everyone becomes water, river, stream, ocean, puddle. Working on consciousness and action is important.