Stone Arch Bridge
Date and Time:
June 24, 2017 at 5pm
She s a BFA trained dancer, choreographer, & instructor who has been part of the Twin Cites dance scene for the last 20 years, working with many local artists and groups, including Hauser Dance, Becky Heist, Link Vostok, Una Setia, Marciano Silva Dos Santos, MotionArt, Off-Leash Area, Young Dance, and Marylee Hardenbergh on many site-specific works in the area, including as project manager for Solstice River XIX/Global Water Dance 2015. Her own work has been shown at Dances at the Lake, Hauser Dance, Kinetic Kitchen, & Solstice River. Lori currently dances with Christopher Watson Dance Company, where her work was shown in last year’s 25th Anniversary Show, and is one of 7 other choreographers presenting work in the upcoming “16 Feet: Assorted Dances” being presented at Intermedia Arts June 8-10th. Lori is thrilled to be part of Global Water Dances again this year!
Nature and dance are my healers. I can be found dancing on the street corner and wandering thru the forest. I am a mother, grandmother and auntie. I work in the environmental health field and am in training to be a dance movement therapist. I am also a ritual artist and priestess of public rituals including the fire dance performance for an annual Brigid festival. In 2012, I was the recipient of two Irrigate Placemaking grants to develop “The Flowering Dance Project”. When not dancing, Rae can be found spending time with her two daughters and grandson or picking up litter along the freeway. This is my fourth Global Water Dances.
History of Site and Related Water Issues:
The Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the second oldest bridge crossing the Mississippi and the only arched bridge made of stone on the entire length of the Mississippi River.
The word Mississippi comes from Messipi, the French rendering of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe or Algonquin) name for the river, Misi-ziibi (Great River). St. Paul and Minneapolis rely on the Mississippi River as its source water supply.
16 to 20 dancers will perform in the center of the Stone Arch Bridge to live drumming.
Raising awareness about general water issues and local concerns, and giving audience members specific information about how they can help improve water quality in the area by providing access to information tables by local water organizations at the site on the day of the performance.
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How can I get involved?
Dance, drum, water organization informational tabling, audience participation.
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