On June 15, 2019, communities around the world will “dance for safe water everywhere”. 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.
If you are a choreographer, community organizer or water activist interested in hosting a Global Water Dances event in your city or town, become a Site Leader and collaborate with other artists, scientists, and environmental activists to create your own local event for Global Water Dances. Once you have an idea log your event here in the Event Site Registration form.
To see all the sites already registered for 2019, please check out our Map of 2019 Locations below.
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Map of GWD 2019 Locations
About the Event
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.
The music for the latter two sections can be downloaded from the For Choreographers page, and you can watch the video and see the words written out for the choreographic score. If you want some ideas about how develop your own site specific performance please read this Modern Day Movement Choirs Document.