Back to All Events

Global Water Dances on KOPN

  • KOPN midmissouri's community radio Columbia, MO (map)

Please join Embodiment LLC facilitator and KOPN’s Women’s Issues, Women’s Voices programmer Victoria Day as she talks with Marylee Hardenbergh and Vannia Ibarguen about Global Water Dances. Victoria is the local organizer and choreographer for the 1st Mid-Missouri Global Water Dances event, scheduled for June 15, 2019!

The mission of Global Water Dances is to connect and support a global community of choreographers and dancers to inspire action and international collaboration for water issues through the universal language of dance.

This project began as a collective idea of an international group of individuals, all certified by the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS). Together they held decades of experience in producing Movement Choirs which are events that use community dance to create social cohesion through  non-verbalommunication. 

Since 2011, Global Water Dances has invited movers all around the globe to join together, every two years, in mid-June to create, dance and act together in their local and global communities, moving in celebration of and protection and advocacy for clean, safe, living water.

Victoria joined this group of folks certified by LIMS in 2017 and is excited to not only be able to bring this sort of community-created movement action to Mid-Missouri, but to have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with several of the leadership team of this global event!

Marylee is the Art Director of this global site-specific performance event. It was her multi-site dance event in 2006, occurring at seven simultaneous sites along the Mississippi River, which was used as the template for GWD.

Vannia is the Artistic Director for GWD. Her focus is in the interaction between performance and technology, and also the relationship between classical, contemporary and folk dance styles. 

Join us at 89.5 KOPN on your radio or on the web to find out more!