The Ohio River, the heart of the history and commerce of the city of Cincinnati
Fanchon Shur, Artistic Director and Lead Choreographer
Other choreographers: Diana Ford, Diane Germaine, Ka-Ron Brown Lehman, Heather Britt, Kim Marcum, Connie Bergstein Dow, Michelle Bump Morano, Shani Zisovitch, Jeanne Speier
The Serpentine Wall on the Ohio River at Sawyer Point (located at Yeatman’s Cove between the Purple People Bridge and Taylor-Southgate Bridge, at the foot of Broadway on Pete Rose Way)
Time of day for performance
History of site and related water issues
The Serpentine Wall is a massive contoured wall of steps forming the boundary to the Ohio River at Yeatman’s Cove and Sawyer Point near downtown Cincinnati. The wall has practical as well as aesthetic purposes, since the water levels in the river can fluctuate widely. These steps are used as informal bleachers for riverfront events, such as the Tall Stacks festival, and speedboat races. This is also a popular place to just hang out and watch the barges and other river traffic on a beautiful day. The Ohio River is an integral part of our city, its history and commerce, and it is an important source of water in the region. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/239990506/)
In addition to the official GWD music, our performance included original music composed by Shari Lauter. The individual choreographers who created works in one section of the GWD included taped and live original music.
The Global Water Dances-Cincinnati was performed on June 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Serpentine Wall on the Ohio River, as part of Paddlefest/Pedalfest 2013. Our dance kicked off the Paddlefest Finish Line Festival!
The Global Water Dances-Cincinnati Leadership Team:
Artistic Director and Lead Choreographer: Fanchon Shur
Composer and Music Director: Shari Lauter
Project Co-Chair: Connie Bergstein Dow
Assistant to Fanchon Shur: Kim Marcum
Production Manager: Dan Feith
Public Relations: Beverley Dunn and Judy Peace
Visual Artists: Dan Dutton and Sandy Eichert
Other resources and links
We have been invited to perform our GWD as part of Paddlefest/Pedalfest 2013, which is the largest gathering of paddlers in the US — over 3000 kayaks, canoes, and small boats.
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Directions to site of the performance
Address: 720 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
From I-71: Take exit 1A for Second St. toward Downtown/Riverfront Merge on Second Street West. Turn right onto Elm St. Turn lefto onto W. Mehring Way. Turn right onto E. Pete Rose Way.
Visit us on facebook at: www.facebook.com/GlobalWaterDancesCincinnati
Other resources and links
We were invited to perform our GWD as part of Paddlefest/Pedalfest 2013, which is the largest gathering of paddlers in the US — over 3000 kayaks, canoes, and small boats.