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Global Water Dances 2017

  • Hudson River Park Clinton Cove (Pier 95) New York, NY 10019 (map)

Led by co-director Margaret Elaine Plaza, Omega Dance Company is honored to present Invocation for Peace, choreographed by our founder Carla De Sola, and Sanctus and Benedictus, the water-inspired movement of Paul Winter's Missa Gaia originally choreographed by Paco Garcia, with further development by Allan Tung and revised by Sandra Rivera for PBS, as part of our new partnership with Global Water Dances, a bold visionary worldwide artistic initiative that brings together local environmental experts and organizations, artists and members of the community to raise awareness on the critical need for safe drinking water.

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, GWD will present 80 locations around the world via livestream, in partnership the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS), Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE), Training Research Education for Empowerment (TREE) and St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, coming together to raise awareness about local and global water issues through the universal language of dance. Of these 80 locations, 20% of them are in developing countries and underserved communities.

Both dances are iconic pieces of Omega repertoire, with Sanctus and Benedictus having been performed for over 25 years at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s annual Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

All are welcome to join us in-person or via Facebook Live.

For more information, please visit https://goo.gl/tzVuuq.