FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2013
Contact: Marylee Hardenbergh
SOLSTICE RIVER XVII
World dance event will raise consciousness of the global water crisis
MINNEAPOLIS, MN—This June 15, Solstice River XVII comes to the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis for the 17th annual site-specific performance. The event is part of the second biennial Global Water Dances, a series of dances performed on the same day throughout the world, bringing local and global attention to water quality issues.
Minneapolis is one of over 60 cities on six continents creating this event. Global Water Dances is a model of how to use participatory art to raise consciousness about the global water crisis, and how to bring people together to solve these problems.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis
Free and open to the public, rain or shine
On June 15th, Global Water Dances will begin in the Pacific Rim, rolling westward through the time zones. The dances will also be broadcast online. Participating cities include Beijing, Lima, Vienna, New York, Halifax, Cairo, Mexico City and Berlin. The inaugural Global Water Dances took place in June 2011 in 53 cities around the world, and this will be the second biennial event.
“Dance is a powerful medium. Studies have shown that the quickest way to make people feel connected is to have them move together to the same rhythm,” explains Hardenbergh, who lives in Minneapolis and is the Artistic Director of the global effort.
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