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National Water Dance Returns to South Florida

National Water Dance Returns to South Florida Saturday, January 24, 5pm – On the sand behind the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Water is the earth’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 Miami’s Deering Estate at Cutler, using art as a way to focus on what can be done to protect earth’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 College’s Jubilation Dance Ensemble. The program is produced by Danny Lewis’s Miami Dance Futures.  Water Dance this year is presented in conjunction with MDC Live Arts’ performance of The Nile Project. This is a ticketed event by an international organization of musicians, who work for water awareness on Egypt’s Nile River, immediately following Water Dance at 8pm in the Bandshell. For more information contact dandree@nationalwaterdance.org or 305-458-6141. #NWD @NatlWaterDance