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June 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM


Water Locale



Tina Lizius Tänzerin, had classical and modern dance training. She has an internationally acknowledged Laban Bartenieff Eurolab certificate and a certificate for dance medicine from TaMed e.V. She has written and published four books for children and young adults.
Her recent publication “Lisa und Egon: Ein Nilpferd lernt tanzen” tells the story of the little hippo Egon, whose biggest wish is to dance ballet. Luckily he meets the ballet dancer Lisa, who helps him to fulfil his dream. The book will be released in an English translation later this year. The linkage of literature and dance, which can be seen in “Lisa und Egon”, is an important part of her artistic work.
Tina Lizius is working on many different projects that combine dance and literature and speaks at workshops on the topic. She also teaches dancing in Munich.

Tina Lizius
Dancer, dance and literature pedagogue, author and film maker

History of Site and Related Water Issues

Tamale’s Global Water Dances performance was successful in highlighting water scarcity challenges in the participating communities. We were honored to have on board members of the Ghana team which worked diligently to eradicate Guinea worm ( a waterborne disease) from Ghana in collaboration with the Carter Center  i.e. founded by former president of the US Jimmy Carter.
The performance drew influences from historic natural events – particularly a drought from some centuries back- and how the rural communities resiliently overcame it using their natural cultural ingenuity.
It sought to portray indigenous consciousness of climate change impacts on water resources and innovative ways to reverse the trend while creating jobs and employment.
 This culturally enriching performance, highlighted the knowledge base of the informal sector, particularly in rural areas, and how they can contribute in this global fight to combat water scarcity and climate change impacts.

Coordinator and choreography concept developer: Emmanuel Brace – An engineering graduate from the University of Kentucky with masters in the natural sciences from the Johns Hopkins University. He collaborates with rural communities to explore ways to harmonize their methods of resource management and industrial processes with modern global sustainability policies and procedures. Currently, he consults in the international developmental sector.


classic Händel
Gluck Iphigienie in Aulis an modern music with African sounds.

The Performance

The rain forest
50% of the rain forest is still irreversible destroyed and 56% of all animals, living there, are already killed. Estimated 150 animal species die out every day.
Dancing students of the ballet school Lizius face the theme rain forest, with texts and a live performance they make the audiance aware how sensitive and fragile the, for thousands of years existing ecosystem is, which covers just 7% of the ice-free earth´s surface, but is home for 90% of all animal- and plant species.
They show possible ways out of the the disaster, so that the rain forest can make its own rain in the future as well and protect everybody from drought, water shortage and famine.
We start the journey through the rain forest with the woodcutter-dance, which symbolical represents the destruction of the rain forest by rapidly clearing the primeval forest giants and which explains this through the text “water and the rain forest”, which lights up the background.

To spotlight the animals we are dancing our “cat-dance” and light up the incomparable beauty and diversity in our text “animals in the rain forest”.
The nature and the animals have only then a chance to regenerate, if the human being tries to live in harmony with the erarth. This we would like to introduce with our dance “wake up and grow”.
On the basis of many examples we try to cause a change in the minds, because everybody has a voice and has to take on the responsibility for his or her own action.
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Directions to the Site of Performance

München hat ein dichtes U-Bahn und S-Bahn Netz, sodass der Ort spielend leicht gefunden werden kann.

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How can I get involved?

Visit one of the homepages or email Miss Lizius.

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