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GWD 2013 Santa Barbara Summerland

Water Locale

Pacific Ocean

The Choreographers

Katya Bloom

Audience Site

Summerland Beach

Time of day for performance


History of site and related water issues

Santa Barbara’s oceans are threatened by urban runoff, the number one source of pollution to our waterways and marine habitats in southern CA. There are educational and monitoring programs to help educate the public. A separate but related issue here is water conservation… water water everywhere, but… The past two winters with low rainfall means that we are seeing stretches of our local creeks and rivers drying up earlier than we’ve seen in years.

The Music

The sound of the ocean, and a Tibetan bowl.

The Performance

A Line in the Sand – a movement ritual for the ocean. A simple score was taught to participants who gathered at 3:30pm. We performed the piece at 5:30pm.

Directions to site of the performance

Summerland exit off of 101. Turn toward the ocean, go under railway tracks, park in the lot. Walk down the beach, to the left, where we will gather. (about 5 min walk)

Local website

Other resources and links

Santa Barbara Channelkeepers
Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara Chapter
Environmental Defense Center


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