Hudson River Park (Pier 63) To Be Confirmed
Date and Time:
June 24, 2017 at 2:00PM EST
Margaret Elaine Plaza, Co-Director of Omega Dance Company
Omega Dance Company is a professional sacred dance company in residence at the Church of the Village in Manhattan. Comprised of professional dancers and educators of diverse backgrounds, Omega
ministers to communities of varying faiths throughout the New York City metropolitan area by offering dance in worship settings, presenting concerts with spiritual themes, and giving workshops that explore how movement can reveal the sacred.
History of Site and Related Water Issues:
Missa Gaia/Earth Mass is an album released by Paul Winter in 1982 for Living Music. The title stems from two languages, Latin (missa = mass) and Greek (gaia = mother nature). The Earth Mass was one of the first contributions made by Paul Winter when he and his Paul Winter Consort became the artists in residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The mass includes the usual text, such as the Kyrie and the Agnus Dei, and also other text, hymns, and instrumental pieces. The mass is an environmental liturgy of contemporary music. It features the instrumentation of the Paul Winter Consort along with a choir, vocal soloists, and the calls of wolves, whales, and many other animals that are woven into the pieces, sometimes used as the melody.
Since it was first written, the mass is performed annually at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at The Feast of St. Francis which is the blessing of the animals.
Omega Dance Company is honored to present Sanctus and Benedictus, Saturday, June 24, as part of our new partnership with Global Water Dances! Sanctus and Benedictus, originally choreographed by Paco Garcia, with further development by Allan Tung and revised by Sandra Rivera for PBS, is a section of Omega’s iconic Earth Mass, choreographed by our founder, Carla DeSola, et al. to Paul Winter’s beloved Missa Gaia/Earth Mass, performed for over 25 years at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. This event is free and all are welcome!
Directions to the Site of Performance:
Hudson River Park’s Pier 63, located W. 23rd St & 11th Ave, features a wide waterside esplanade with unique stone seating. The central upland area includes a large, green lawn bowl and a garden by Lynden Miller.
Take the C, E train or M14, M23 bus to 23rd St.
For more information, please visit, https://goo.gl/x9uDZi.
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How can I get involved?
Please contact Margaret Elaine Plaza at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding Omega’s performance with Global Water Dances.
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