On June 15, 2019, communities around the world dancer for safe water, for everyone, everywhere. Here a video compilation of the participating sites:
About the Event
Global Water Dances (GWD) performances at each site will highlight a local water issue and take place near a related body of water. Choreographers, dance groups, organizations, water activists and members of the community will gather to take action, to solve their immediate water problems. This worldwide event, linked throughout the day via broadcast and social media, will challenge countless observers, locally and online, to deepen their understanding about the importance of water in communities the world over.
Each dance will be performed on June 15th at 3pm local time in a location determined by the local Choreographer or Site Leader. Each group will produce a 4-part site-specific performance; the first two parts – local and latter two – global:
- Section I. Ritual: An opening ceremony specific to each site.
- Section II. Local Dance: A dance created by choreographers from that area, using locally-based music, around specified local issues with water.
- Section III. Global Dance: Simultaneous choreography done by all the performers worldwide to the same piece of music, connecting participants and audience globally.
- Section IV. Participatory Dance: Audience participation in a very simple movement sequence. Some sites will teach the moves right during this Finale, while at other sites the audience will have learned prior to performance.
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In Memory ~
Lena Katrayeva, originally from Siberia, was the Web Content Manager for Global Water Dances for the past four years. She has recently passed away. To honor her memory we are dedicating this year’s Global Water Dances to her. She loved dance, the ocean, and sea, and she has a passion for web design. We are honored to be a place where she could put all those passions together.