Global Water Dances celebrate the importance of water across the globe
Global Water Dances celebrate the importance of water across the globe.
Global Water Dances began in 2011, and has taken place every two years since then.
The event has brought performers and audiences together in more than 250 cities, unified around a call to action to honor and protect water.
All performances are free of charge, and family friendly.
Ecological acts include cleaning rivers or beaches, speaking out against polluting or wasting water.
There are many ecological agencies giving their support, like Center for Global Environmental Organization, World Water Rescue Foundation, Water.org, Sane Energy Project, Nature Conservancy, Huron River Watershed Council, Mississippi River Fund, 350.org, 5Gyres, to name a few.
Global Water Dances is a project of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) in New York City.
"We know that Global Water Dances changes peoples’ attitudes about water," said Ibarguen.
"In 2013, we gathered survey responses from almost 1,000 people from four continents who attended their local performance.
75% of the respondents reported that the performance increased their interest in water issues and 78% said that the dance event inspired them to take action regarding water issues."