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Great Neck Bridge.

Audience Location

at the park

Date and Time

June 20, 2015 at 5:30-6:30 PM

Water Locale

5 Old Mill Rd. Temple Beth El, Great Neck


Sharon Epstein works primarily now as a Yoga teacher, exploring the healing potential of posture, breathe, movement and meditation within private and group classes. She is a registered yoga teacher, E-RYT-500. She is also a dance movement therapist and licensed creative arts therapist; she has worked in hospitals, rehabs, nursing homes and schools using dance, movement and emotion to facilitate health and healing. She believes in the potential of communal dance to facilitate healing. She has worked in settings within psychiatry, substance abuse, gerontology and oncology. She studied with the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group to teach classes for people with Parkinson’s disease. She has studied and worked with Martha Eddy to further her work using dance and movement for breast cancer survivors. Her early roots are in theater and dance, spending a formative summer as a young adult at Jacobs Pillow in Massachusetts and receiving a B.A. in Theater Arts from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. She has earned her M.S. in Dance Movement Therapy from Hunter College, N.Y. She enjoys all kinds of movement that facilitates the body, mind, spirit connection; throughout her life she has studied yoga, modern dance, ballet, tap and jazz dance as well as Middle Eastern belly dance.
Additional dances by:
Dafna-Soltes Stein
Mala Desai
Karen Kriegel

History of Site and Related Water Issues

baby wipes being flushed into the sewers
old medicines being flushed
micro-beads in cleansers getting into our waters
Water Conservation in general


THE GWD music

The Performance

10 dancers in total:

  • Sharon Epstein
  • Tara Feldman
  • Adina Feldman
  • Karen Seigel
  • Karen Krigel
  • Mala Desai
  • Elena Sundick
  • Julia Prager-Hessel
  • Shana Litt

Dafna Soltes-Stein
Drummer: Sara Shonfeld
Costumes: Combinations of white and blue clothes
The day of Global Water Dance, the New York weather forecast predicted rain. Due to scheduling and time restraints, our group had never rehearsed outdoors, next to the Long Island Sound, in Port Washington, N.Y. It had taken several phone calls, letters, permit applications and such to be allowed to dance at the site. So much bureaucracy! But I wanted to do it, “right”! If there is a next time…I might rethink that. Due to additional time restraints, we had been rehearsing indoors at Temple Beth El, in Great Neck, a neighboring town. When the forecast predicted rain, a few dancers called and said they didn’t want to dance in the rain, nor did our camera-person want to get the equipment wet, nor did we feel that anyone would come to watch us dance in the rain. So, I made the executive decision for everyone’s sake to dance indoors at Temple Beth El. I felt sad …I really wanted to be outdoors near a body of water….but the piece went on as scheduled anyway.
Our group of 4 bright eyed , willing youth, plus 5 eager adults gathered with props, choreography and energy at the ready!

Directions to the Site of Performance

175 West Shore Rd
Port Washington, NY

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How can I get involved?

Help set up and distribute literature.
Oversee our audio

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