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Audience Location:

Sunwood Cohousing 300 Little Lake Dr.

Date and Time:

June 24, 2017 at 5:00pm EST

Water Locale:

Sunward Pond

Sunward Cohousing Community


We have assembled an exciting team of dance artists.
Apryl Renee Pipe
Apryl is a dance artist and instructor who has come back home to Michigan after years of globe-trotting. While abroad, Apryl was an Executive Director of Bounce Theatre where she co-directed the Hounslow Youth Theatre and assisting them to present work in Connections, a theater festival organized by The National Theatre. Apryl received her M.F.A. in Dance and Technology from Arizona State University in 2004. She has co-founded two dance companies in San Francisco (Spinning Yarns Dance Collective and FLUX Dance Project). Apryls has taught dance and held residencies at Mesa Community College (Mesa, Arizona), College of San Mateo (San Mateo, California), Glendale Community College (Glendale, Arizona) and The Goose Route Dance Festival (Shepherdstown, West Virginia).

Megan Rose

Christina Sears-Etter
She is a performer, choreographer, educator, and writer. She relishes somatic connections through dance and movement, and has a passion for improvisation, musicality and innovation in the art of dance. She is Artistic Director of People Dancing since 2000, and teaches in the community and in higher education. She earned a BA from University of Michigan, and worked professionally in London, New York City, and Baltimore, Maryland, prior to moving to Michigan. She holds an MFA degree from State University of New York College at Brockport. Recent choreography has been presented in the Caribbean, Europe, and the USA. Christina has recently been a guest artist with Sameer Reddy and DLEctricity Festival ( @MOCAD Detroit,) Eastern Michigan University, Kristi Faulkner Dance, Lisa LaMarre and Dancers, and Shawn Bible of STB Dance NY. She is a Somatic Yoga teacher and has taught somatics for many programs, including ACDFA, and University of West Indies, Campus at Cave Hill. Christina is available for Guest Artist Positions, Workshops, Adjudications and Coaching/Consulting.

with students from Arts in Motion Dance Studio. Biographies to follow.

History of Site and Related Water Issues:

Extensive water issues and history of the pond on Little Lake Drive include a chemical spill by Gilman industries. The spill containment needed the ground water and threatens the ecology of the pond.
The pond is on the cohousing community property, and the contamination is of serious concern to you all in the community.


Our performance features a mix of live and recorded music. Live music will be performed by Ken Kozora, Ozzy Andrews, and Abby Alwin. Musicians will be on percussion, flute, trumpet, standing bass, and cello respectively.

The Performance:

This performance features multiple groups. We will teach the global dance first so audience members/dancers in the community should plan to be there to learn it right at the beginning. Next Megan Rose dancers will share her choreography. Then Arts in Motion campers will perform their youth dance, which is inspired by the water cycle. People Dancing Company artists will perform a structured improvisation focusing on Michigan’s water issues, directed by company artist Apryl Pipe.

Environmental Impact:

We will be inviting elected officials and the public to our performance. We will be publicizing the water and ecology concerns through conversations, Facebook, and spoken word component.

Directions to the Site of Performance:

Turn onto Little Lake Drive from Jackson Road. Jackson Road can be accessed from 94. Little Lake Drive is on the south side of Jackson Road.

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