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Global Water Dance (global - ongoing)

Global Water Dance (global - ongoing)
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Global Water Dance (GWD)

From the website

GWD Project Mission Statement


We serve a global community of choreographers and dancers to inspire action and international collaboration for water issues through the universal language of dance.

History


The Global Water Dances as an idea began with a small group of students of non-verbal communications all trained in Laban Movement Analysis, with decades of experience in producing Movement Choirs, events that use community dance to create social cohesion. Participation in planning local events or Global Water Dances is open to anyone who loves to move.


The Project Global Water Dances is the brainchild of an international group of individuals certified by the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) who attended a conference on Dance and the Environment in July 2008 at Schumacher College in England. This college is connected to the Dartington Estate, which is rich in modern dance history and Laban’s life. This original conference group makes up the Founding Members, and includes Karen Bradley, Richard Bell, John Chanik, Gretchen Dunn, Martha Eddy, Ellen Goldman, Marylee Hardenbergh, Antja Kennedy, Tara Stepenburg, Simone Hoever,and Daniela Schlemm.

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