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GWD 2013 Huntington Northport

Water Locale

Fleets Cove Beach, Long island Sound

The choreographers

Dafna Soltes Stein
Dr. Arti Datta

Audience site

Northport Village Park, on Main Street in Northport right next to the harbor and dock. Zip 11768

Huntington GWD

DATE and time of performance

June 9, 2013 1:30 pm

History of site and related water issues

The Long Island Sound covers the entire northern coast of Long Island. Its many beaches are used for swimming, fishing and recreational boating of all kinds, from kayak, to catamaran, sail to motor. We share our water with swans, mallards, sea gulls, osprey and hawks. Tuna, blue fish, oysters and mussels are among the food that some still harvest.
We are challenged to keep our waters clean of motor oil, gasoline, lawn care products and fecal matter.
Northport Harbor is one on several hundred public and private boating harbors offering joy and pleasure to thousand of Long Island and New York City residents.

The music

Camille Saint Sans, “The Swan”
Tom Chapin, “The Wheel of the Water”

The performance

Dafna Soltes Stein offered participants a guided improvisation to singer-songwriter Tom Chapin’s “The Wheel of the Water”.
Arti Datta choreographed a classical Indian Dance for students from Mudra Dance Studio that also celebrates the essence of water.
Oren (age 14) and Tamar Yaari (age 10) will dance a duet of original movement to Camille Saint Saans “The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals.
Dafna will dance a solo to “The Swan” as well.

Directions to the site of the performance

A 20 minute journey by car from either the Northern Parkway or the Long Island Expressway. Mapquest: Northport Village, Long Island 11768. The park is on Main Street right next to the water. There are two parking lots. Playground and docks.

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