Thousands have lived without love,
not one without water.
W. H. Auden, “First Things First”
Movement choirs, site-specific dance:
One River Mississippi (ML Hardenbergh)
Connecting Landscapes: NY-Berlin Movement Choir
Movement Choir 92nd Street Y 2009 (ML Hardenbergh)
http://vimeo.com/21890267 — Elena Catalano in India
Drifting Sculptures in a Fluid Harmonic by Lisa LaMarre & James Cornish: video
Project Notes:: To bring new awareness to the Detroit River along Belle Isle, located in Detroit, Michigan, James Cornish and Lisa LaMarre submerged modern chamber musicians and modern dancers into the water. The site-specific project performance investigated the power of the water on our physical bodies and it’s importance to our survival. River currents, waves, water polarization, molecule formation and the physical scientific properties of water were among the movement inspirations for the radical method of dance choreography and structured improvisations. The music was created for display of fluidity using nuance and sophisticated adaptability to varied construction.
Lisa LaMarre will be creating a GWD dance for 2013. A choreographer, dancer, and Movement Educator, she is an adjunct professor at Wayne State University and the originator of LaMarre and Dancers, an explorative group of dancers focused on interdisciplinary collaborations, and a principle member of the Great Lakes Ensemble. Lisa’s choreography has been widely produced.
Water-related staged choreography:
Thousands have lived without Love…None without Water : video-by Peggy Hackney, UC Berkeley California – view Program Notes
Water Study Doris Humphrey
Water Weaving Women, contemporary water ritual
Wade in the Water/Revelations Alvin Ailey
Water Body Susan Murphy Canopy Studio
Traditional water uses, rituals:
Touched by Water movie trailer (global bathing rituals)
Jamie McHugh: Nature Being Art (see ‘Galleries’)
FOUR YEARS. GO. is a campaign to shift the current trends of humanity by 2014 so that we will be headed on a path toward an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling future on this planet
Water Voices Around the World, William Marks’ book about global water concerns