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Bremen GWD

Water Locale

At the mouth of the River Weser on its eastern bank, Bremerhaven

The Choreographers

Antja Kennedy (director) with students from impuls school, Bremen
Kathleen Barberio with students from Bremerhaven
Claudia Hanfgarn with students from Bremerhaven

Bremenhaven GWD

Audience Site

Bremerhaven – between the Climat House (Klimahaus) and the Water (Deich)
At the water near the statue of “the emigrants”

Time of day for performance

3 p.m. at Theodor-Heuss-Platz in the City, 5 p.m. at the Klimahau

History of site and related water issues

Though a relatively new city, Bremerhaven has a long history as a trade port and today is one of the most important German ports, playing a crucial role in Germany’s trade.
In 1947 the city became part of the federal state “Free Hanseatic City of Bremen” and was consequently renamed from Wesermünde to Bremerhaven. Today, Bremerhaven is therefore part of the city-state of Bremen, being to all intents and purposes a state comprising two cities, while also a city in its own right. The two cities, Bremerhaven and Bremen, are about 1 hour apart (by car).

Bremenhaven GWDBremerhaven not only has now a museum of the emigrants (Auswanderer museum), but also a Zoo and a Museum about different climates in the world (Klimahaus) – all in the old part of the harbor called “Havenwelten”.

The Music

The local part has mainly music from German composers or groups who have made music in relationship to the water themes who are heard in Germany.

The Performance

There were groups from our main cooperation partner, “impuls”, a school which has a training to become dance teachers and movement therapists. There were groups from Claudia Hanfgarn and a group from Kathleen Barberio – both from Bremerhaven. The global part was danced by people who were interested from all the groups and those who were just participating in this dance from Bremen and Bremerhaven.
On the 15th of June 2013 there was not only the Global Water Dance, but there was also a Music Festival (“MusikWelten”) and the “Odyssey: Climate”, which included the Theater of Bremerhaven. These festivals were all in the same area of the city from noon until late evening – and mostly free of charge! Global Water Dances Bremerhaven cooperated with these festivals.

For more info about “MusikWelten”:

For more info about “ODYSSEE: KLIMA”:

Directions to site of the performance

You can see the site if you type into google maps:
Atlantic Hotel Sail City, Am Strom, Bremerhaven


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