Jardin Villemin, Paris 10 – near Canal Saint Martin
Date and Time:
June 24, 2017 at 5:00pm
Canal Saint Martin
Riina Koivisto is a dancer, choreograph and a contemporary dance teacher working for the Paris City conservators and universities in Finland and France. She is certified Laban Movement Analyst from LIMS New York, she has studied in Paris 8 University dance department (DEA in 1997). She got her Master of Final Arts from Finland and she has pedagogy diploma for contemporary dance (D.E.) from Centre national de la danse, Paris.
She is simultaneously developing and practicing dance pedagogy, recherche and choreographic work (Compagnie Kivitasku) and working with different populations and ages, amateurs and professionals.
History of Site and Related Water Issues:
The Canal Saint-Martin is a 4.5 km long canal in Paris. It connects the Canal de l’Ourcq to the river Seine and runs underground between Bastille (Paris Métro) and République (Paris Métro). It is drained and cleaned every 10-15 years, uncovering tonnage of garbage and treasure alike.
Construction of the canal was ordered by Napoleon I in 1802, in order to create an artificial waterway for supplying Paris with fresh water to support a growing population and to help avoid diseases such as dysentery and cholera.
Every GWD we follow this Canal (GWD 2011 in front of Canal de l’Ourq in Pantin, 2013 in Villette and 2017 in Canal saint Martin) towards the Seine and then we will go on by following the Seine until the Atlantic Ocean !
Musician, composer Pierre AGUT
There will be probably four different groups, who will rehearse separately during the year and will be dancing together in the final day, the 24th of June 2017.
– One group from Morangis (Morangis City dance school) groupe with teens starting from 12 years and the older dancers
– a group of children
– one group of students from Paris Conservatory
– one group of adult dancers
Directions to the Site of Performance:
We will give clear information later how to find the performance place, but you can send us your contact information and we will be very pleased to send you all information.
Email for more information:
How can I get involved?
We are happy to have all kind of volunteer help – to communication, marketing, to help us during the performance day, to dance with us, etc. Please contact us and share with us your will.
Other resources and links:
Paris 10th district conservatory for its support for the project Morangis city support Compagnie Kivitasku