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Thursday, June 13, 2019

You're Invited To Global Water Dance Day Performance June 15 At Roosevelt Island Tata Innovation Center On Cornell Tech Campus With Andrea & The Dancing Rubies - Aim to Ensure Availability And Sustainable Management Of Water For All By 2030

Andrea and the Dancing Rubies will be performing as part of the Global Water Dances initiative on June 15 at Roosevelt Island's Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus. According to Andrea Beeman:

Please  join us at an exciting, free event on Roosevelt Island. On June 15th, Global Water Dances, a global community of choreographers and dancers, will perform at 3pm around the world to inspire action and international collaboration on water issues using the universal language of dance.

My ensemble, the Dancing Rubies, & I will be dancing for water outside of the Tata Innovation Center (Cornell Tech Campus) facing the East River & East Loop Road. Live percussion will be played by Michael Evans. The entire audience will be invited to participate in the finale. The event is FREE & open to all.
More info on the Global Water Dance project from this press release:
On June 15th, 2019, dancers at more than 170 sites around the world will perform to honor and protect water in a biennial event called Global Water Dances.

“This year’s Global Water Dances promises to be the biggest one since we began back in 2011,” said Vannia Ibarguen, Artistic Director of Global Water Dances. People are planning to perform at rivers, lakes, beaches, parks, pools and other places related to water.

The performances bring together the geography of a particular place, a call to environmental action, and the creative arts. “Local choreographers create site-specific dances,” said Marylee Hardenbergh, former Artistic Director of Global Water Dances. “All of these events are free of charge, and every performance ends with the opportunity for the audience to join in the dance. The performances are filmed locally, and made available online globally”. For a short video on the 2017....

Providing reliable supplies of safe drinking water is one of the great global challenges of our times. “This year, Global Water Dances aligns with the United Nations’ motto “Water for All” and the Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030”, says Ibarguen. “To leave no one behind, we must focus our efforts towards including people who have been marginalized or ignored.”

“We are very excited about our plans to dance outside Cornell Tech’s Tata Innovation Center, facing the East River,” said Andrea Beeman. “We welcome this opportunity to use movement to remind everyone of the power of water as it moves through our lives in so many different ways.”

Global Water Dances is housed at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) in New York City. LIMS’ international network of dancers and choreographers is aspiring to cultivate a new generation of socially aware artists, who use dance to actively care for our planet and people. Dance is a powerful channel that connects human beings and makes visible what is invisible.

Anyone who wishes to participate in this event should contact to receive more information.