National Water Dance Day | April 14, 2018
KSD PARTICIPATED IN NATIONAL WATER DANCE DAY on APRIL 14, 2018 at 1PM in Carkeek Park
A CELEBRATION OF ARTS IN ACTION!
KSD joined over 100 dance institutions from more than four countries and 40 states in this site-specific simultaneous event. The performance was streamed across inter/national stages through Facebook and as an integral part of National Water Dance Day LIVE
WATCH VIDEO OF NATIONAL WATER DANCE DAY ON KSD'S FACEBOOK PAGE HERE
Joined by an array of Seattle dancers and movement artists such as Creative Dance Center/Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Splinter Dance Company, University of Washington Dance Department Alumni, eXit SPACE – School of Dance, Cornish Prep Dance, Yi Ren Qigong, and MORE, KSD created a movement choir spreading along the Carkeek Park Trail and culminating at the beach. With extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Carkeek Park is just nine miles from downtown Seattle. The park’s 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach have been formed by the magic of water and time.
THANK YOU TO OUR NATIONAL WATER DANCE 2018 DANCERS AND MOVERS!
Lauri Amidon (Institute of Qigong and Internal Medicine), Justice Beitzel (Splinter Dance), Robin Campbell (Splinter Dance), Kohen Chin (eXIT SPACE), Brian Davis-Hopkins (Splinter Dance), Holly Eckert, Giordana Falzone (Cornish Prep Dance, Catapult Dance), Dolly Wei Mei Huang (UW Dance honor 17, freelance dancer/performer), Jonathan Leites (Kaleidoscope Dance Company), Carolyn Mull (Splinter Dance), Amanda Radcliff (Splinter Dance), Annalise Ritter (Splinter Dance), Nasim Simmons-Bahador (Splinter Dance), Niki Sohnly (freelance dancer), Aidyn Stevens, Taitum Stevens, Tim Tapping (Institute of Qigong and Internal Medicine), Ali Vice (Splinter Dance)
National Water Dance Day is an opportunity for dancers of all ages and movers of all kinds to experience the power of art and performance as a vehicle for social change by collaborating on the formation of a nation wide movement choir. The goal is to initiate a national “water ethic” that can inform and inspire both participants and audience members to take responsibility for conserving and protecting the water that they use and enjoy.
Thank you to Artist Trust for granting KSD a 2017 GAP Award!
Mark your calendars for GLOBAL WATER DANCE on JUNE 15, 2019 in South Lake Union, FOLLOWED by performances at The Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, June 20th-30th.
Learn more about how to get involved in Seattle water issues, more on National Water Dance, and global water and climate change issues on our Resources Page