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“I loved to dance outside, to take in to consideration immediately the surrounding environment, and bring the experience of the dance for all kinds of people.” Lawrence, dancer, Paris

Water Locale

Pantin, Paris

Audience Site

We met in front of the Grands Moulins de Pantin, Paris to do Global Water Dances.


Paris GWDCanal de l’Ourcq, 13 Quai de la Loire Bassin de la Villette, Paris, 75019, was built in the 19th century by Napoléon to provide Parisians with drinking water for the city. We chose this historic canal site for our Global Water Dances. Our performance site is near the Centre National de la Danse, where we rehearsed in the dance studios.

The Choreographers

The choreography concept: Riina Koivisto
Assistant: Julie Gasnier
Music: Julie Gasnier – Lalafactory
Cloths: concept – Anu Gould – Marimekko
Set design: concept – Monika Zcyzyk
Video: Stephane Pinot

The Music

Julie Gasnier – – Lala – has composed music for all parts of our performance.
For the global section, we will begin with Indian tabla drums, and then move into music composed also by Lala.

The Performance

We began with a ritual in two parts, moved to the Dimensional Scale of Laban. We used 5 water actions and the choir. We danced taking information from the environment (sounds, visual information, smells, etc.) We played with the wall-sculpture of the bottles. We followed the Global Water Dance choreography at the end and invited the public to join us.

Paris GWD

How Can I Find Out More?

Contact Sandra Vidal, who is in charge of communication for the Company Kivitasku
Fixe: +33143676327
mobile: +33685555731
You can also contact Riina Koivisto by mail:

How can I get involved?

Come to join us!
The rehersals for the adults will be in Centre National de la Danse,
1 rue Victor Hugo, 93500 Pantin. Métro Hoche ligne 5 ou RER E arrêt Pantin

– 18th of May 2 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
– 25th of May/mai 10A.M. – 4P.M.
– 1st of June 10A.M. – 4P.M.
– 8th of June 10A.M. – 4P.M.

Directions to Site Location

Quai de l’Ourcq in Pantin, near the Centre National de la Danse

Jaana Kalliomäki – communication
06 65 40 05 76 /

Local website

Other resources and links

At our Global Water Dances location there was a sculpture of The collective “Sculpteurs en l’Ile”. It is a group of seven sculptors. These artists try to link to nature and the landscape through Land Art, Environmental Art or art in situ. All these approaches are part of their process-oriented thinking on the environment. How to try to produce less waste and to respect life through art, is one of the questions they explore and determines the choice of certain materials that they intend to work.


la Villette, Centre National de la Danse, The City of Paris, the conservatory of danse and music of 18th district of Paris, Marimekko, Retour à la Terre (Biocoop Paris 11)

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