You can be part of National Water Dance!
1.) As of today, the Abrazos: Environmental Justice Celebration is officially postponed for the following reasons:
- NM Health Dept prohibition on events for 100 people or more for at least a month
- CDC guidance on cancelling events of 50 or more for the next 8 weeks
- Closing of Mountain View Community until mid-April or May
2.) Due to the recent declaration of the Governor and local officials of our State of Emergency surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, Keshet programming including rehearsals for National Water Dance are suspended.
3.) STAY TUNED! NWD is in the process of organizing a way for folks to participate in NWD from home (Saturday, April 18th) and share via online platforms. If you would like details on how you can join the movement from home, email Lara@KeshetArts.org
Keshet Dance, together with community dancers will join NWD Projects in assembling a movement choir of over 2,000 dancers for the 4th Annual National Water Dance on Saturday, April 18 at 2pm MST. We are joining dancers from 38 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico to dance for our lives in a simultaneous dance performance at water sites in our local areas. From Seattle to Atlanta, Maine to Florida participants are joining together to delight in and take responsibility for protecting our environment and call attention to climate change.
National Water Dance is an artist-driven collective of dancers, students, educators, and community members who create simultaneous performances across the country. This year National Water Dance will have a presence at our nation’s capital, with dancers at the National Mall in Washington D.C. Our focus for this year’s performance, which falls on the centennial of women winning their right to vote and an election year, is climate change. We invite everyone from every corner of our country to come dance with us—to be accountable for our environment and bring us back into balance with this precious planet that we all call home. In the months leading up to the performance, dancers embody the collective spirit of our movement by weaving into their own choreography a shared movement phrase at the beginning and end of their unique dance. At the Washington D.C. performance, a portion of every movement phrase submitted will be incorporated into the choreography drawing together threads from throughout our nation to symbolically express our connection to one another and the planet.
About Keshet: Established in 1996, Keshet’s mission is to inspire and unite community by fostering unlimited possibilities through dance, mentorship and a creative space for the arts. In 2013, the Keshet Center for the Arts was created as a home base for Keshet’s production season and as a resource for Keshet’s national and global performing arts partnerships; a welcoming space to house Keshet’s community education and engagement programming; and the central location for the Keshet Ideas and Innovation Community (KIIC), a business incubator and resource center for arts entrepreneurs. ###