Water is the earthâ€™s lifeblood, a precious resource for humankind that is in danger of being squandered in the midst of global environmental degradation. The National Water Dance project in the spring of 2014 coordinated over 80 events across the country in 26 states, including notably at Miamiâ€™s Deering Estate at Cutler, using art as a way to focus on what can be done to protect earthâ€™s waterways and resources. They return to South Florida with a new site-specific free performance on Saturday, January 24, 2015, taking place on the sand and in the water directly behind the North Beach Bandshell, at 5pm.
At the performance, Dale Andree, Director of National Water Dance, presents her own choreography as well as works by Michelle Grant-Murray with Olujimi Dance Theatre; Delma Iles with Momentum Dance Company; and students from New World School of the Arts and Miami Dade Collegeâ€™s Jubilation Dance Ensemble. The program is produced by Danny Lewisâ€™s Miami Dance Futures. Â Water Dance this year is presented in conjunction with MDC Live Artsâ€™ performance of The Nile Project. This is a ticketed event by an international organization of musicians, who work for water awareness on Egyptâ€™s Nile River, immediately following Water Dance at 8pm in the Bandshell. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-458-6141. #NWD @NatlWaterDance