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Global Water Dances - Local Water Blessing Ceremony
Starts at 5:00 p.m.

Over Sixty (60) Sites in Over Thirty (30) Countries

Join the dance: what we are doing and how to participate

What we are doing :addressing local water issues and creating bonds using time, space and rhythm.

High Falls, NY, D&H Canal Historical Society and Museum We invite your participation in our Global Water Dances event. On June 25, 2011, at 5 PM local time, choreographers and dancers from each participating city will present a dance event. The dance event will be set in a locale in their city that enables them to bring attention to a specified local water issue.

Our worldwide event, linked throughout the day via broadcast media and the internet will challenge countless observers, locally and online, to deepen their understanding about the importance of water in human communities.

Please join us!

A wide range of people (choreographers, dance group, community organizations, water activists, and others) will take advantage of this event to draw attention to their local and/or worldwide water crisis.

Each local event invites participation, teaches about our local and/or worldwide water crises, and inspires imagination. Local communities will be encouraged not only to dance, but to find ways to take action to solve their immediate water problems. Each event will reflect the importance of water as seen by that local community and in the eco-systems we share.

If you are a choreographer, you are still invited to pull something together at the very last minute for 2011 OR start thinking about an event for June 2012 in your local area. We are asking leaders to work with the people in their own home city or town to drive a process that builds up collaboration community members.

Each Global Water Dances event will be performed at 5 PM in the local time zone to include:

A ritual or opening ceremony specific to each site.

A community event created by local activists, celebrants, musicians, docents, actors, designers, choreographers, etc. from that area, using locally-based talents, to express chosen local issues regarding water.

An opportunity to connect participants with water within and without, locally and globally.

Each local event invites participation and teaches about our local and/or worldwide water crises. Taking responsibility for valuing and protecting water flows easily into other ways of caring for the plant (carbon footprint, recycling, etc). Local communities will be encouraged not only to dance, but to find ways to take action to solve their immediate water problems, thinking globally while acting locally. Therefore the initiators of Global Water Dances are also inviting community organizations to fringe the dance event with activities from environmental groups.

Interested? If you want to volunteer for the High Falls Global Water Dances event in any way, email Leslee Rachel Cooper at

Also, check the map and see what other cities are participating. You can find out information on local contacts and more.