It Starts With A Splash, And Ends in a Wave!
2021 is our fifth event and our 10th year working and dancing together for safe water!
Because of this, Global Water Dances is extending our single day event into a full week of festivities. Our new festival will run from World Ocean’s Day on Tuesday, June 8th through Saturday, June 12th.
Site Leaders can present a weeks worth of activities, a couple of days or just the final day.
The First Day’s Event:
We are currently preparing a special new dance, a Splash Mob, created by our community of choreographers and Site Leaders, to be performed live and on social media. It will be an international collaborative effort of ten movements that everybody will be able to join in and perform, by yourself, or in a group!
The Final Day’s Event:
This year Sites will have the option to do their Global Water Dances (GWD) Performances at any point throughout the week that works for them, and their community, or as traditionally done on Saturday. The GWD Performances at each site will highlight a local water issue and take place near a related body of water. Choreographers, dance groups, climate and community action organizations, water activists and members of the community will gather to take action, to solve their immediate water problems.
Each group will produce a 4-part site-specific performance;
- Section I. Ritual: An opening ceremony specific to each site.
- Section II. Local Dance: A dance created by choreographers from that area, using locally-based music, around specified local issues with water.
- Section III. Global Dance: Simultaneous choreography done by all the performers worldwide to the same piece of music, connecting participants and audience globally.
We are updating the Global Dance and cannot wait to share the new movement and music with you!
- Section IV. Participatory Dance: The audience participates in a simple but powerful movement sequence. Its purpose is to unite the dancers and the audience and motivate everyone for change. You can use this section to engage with your audience, and move together around the space.
This worldwide event, linked throughout the day via broadcast and social media, will challenge countless observers, locally and online, to deepen their understanding about the importance of water in communities the world over.
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