We celebrate water and life through the art of dance. In parallel we are aware that environmental actions are needed to make visible the water issues our world is facing right now. How our local choreographers worked to achieve this goal? Here some examples. The list is still growing, so check regularly!
- New York City, USA 2013: Audience signed petitions to stop fracking with Sane Energy project. Fracking ceased in NYS for at least several years. 2015: GWD New York City did a 2 hour talk about GWD and water issues at the 92Y coalescing the filmmaker, two choreographers in person and one by film together with the head of Urban Planning of the NYC Parks department.
- Minneapolis, USA 2013: Audience sent postcards to their Congress persons regarding water issues.
- Bogota, Colombia 2015: Performers, environmental groups and general public were invited to clean up the river Arzobispo right before the performance.
- Lima, Peru 2013: created a non profit organization called “Rio Danza Comunitaria” which engages communities to take care of their own water resources. As a result, Global Water Dances expanded to other cities like Cuzco (2014) and Lambayeque (2015).
- Morelos, Mexico 2015: created the multi disciplinary project “Caudal”. Their first action will be in June 2016. The community is going to clean the empty river channels in Tlayacapan, Morelos prior to the rainy season and the choreographers will lead the awareness and creativity workshops for the children.
- Washington DC, USA 2011: dancers spoke to small audience groups about the history and state of the river (the Anacostia) and how they could help, giving them printed material about this. 2013: dancers handed out material on the state of the Potomac River and how they could help. 2015: flyers were handed out concerning the state of the Anacostia and how individuals could take action.
- Lagos, Nigeria 2011: During their performance, they asked for a water fountain in the Village.
- Brooklyn, New York City: Engaged middle school students in an on going educational project and made a film about the GWD performance process they created.
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