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Water Locale

Meer in Central Park 110th and 5th

Audience Site

110th and 5th Avenue


A vibrant aquatic ecosystem now exists in the Harlem Meer. Family Fishing Celebration, which took place on 6/25/11 from 12pm-3pm at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center and Harlem Meer, teaches local residents about safe fishing practices. Our participatory dance performance about clean water added to the impact of the event. The Conservancy has put a great amount of resources into restoring and maintaining these landscapes over the last 15 – 20 years, and they host the fishing event to celebrate the aquatic ecosystem in the Harlem Meer.

The Choreographers

Nancy Zendora

The Music

Live improvised music by Daniel Carter sax and flutes; Poets Yuko Otomo and Steve Dalachinsky read their poems about water

The Performance

About 10 dancers worked with improvised material and set material through ritual, dressed in costumes made of newspaper. We ended with the audience participating in our dance.

Directions to Site Location

C train to 110th and Central Park West or IRT Lexington avenue train to 110th and lex walk or bus to 5th avenue. Madison Avenue #4 bus to 5th and 110th.

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