NATIONAL WATER DANCE
Dale Andree, Director
Phone: (305) 458-6141
Email: dandree@nationalwaterdance.org

THE 2018 EVENT

Come Join Us

National Water Dance is creating an opportunity for dancers of all ages and movers of all kinds to experience the power of art and performance as a vehicle for social change by collaborating on the formation of a nation wide movement choir. Our goal is to initiate a national “water ethic” that can inform and inspire both participants and audience members to take responsibility for conserving and protecting the water that they use and enjoy.

We can create a National Water Ethic by:
Enhancing dancers’ understanding of art as a vehicle for social awareness and change
Bringing this awareness into the creative process by partnering with environmental groups and community      participants
Stimulating awareness of the importance of water conservation through performance
Engaging both the audience and participants in taking action

What is a movement choir?

A movement choir is a community of people dancing together for a common purpose. First conceived by Rudolf Laban they are often performed outside in celebration of the environment and frequently participants invite the audience to join the dance.

How will we do this?

We will be initiating our movement choir by connecting with one another through the Internet and sharing movement phrases and gestures. These movements will be the source from which a common dance phrase will be created and one that everyone around the country will share in their choreographic process.

When will it happen?

This site-specific simultaneous event across the United States will occur on April 14, 2018, and will be live streamed on the Internet.