JOIN KSD FOR NATIONAL WATER DANCE DAY on APRIL 14, 2018 at 1PM in Carkeek Park – A CELEBRATION OF ARTS IN ACTION!
KSD joins over 100 dance institutions from more than four countries and 40 states in this site-specific simultaneous event. The performance will be streamed across inter/national stages through Facebook and YouTube as an integral part of
National Water Dance Day LIVE
The National Water Dance Day Live Streamed Performance Event begins in Carkeek Park at 1pm (PST) on April 14th.
Watch the live-stream on Facebook.com/KarinStevensDance
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Joined by an array of Seattle dancers and movement artists such asCreative 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 will create 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.
“It’s about reconnecting our sense of self and soul with our waterways and oceans.”
— Celine Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau
THANK YOU TO OUR NATIONAL WATER DANCE 2018 DANCERS AND MOVERS!
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, http://www.iqim.org/), 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.
National Water Dance – Day Of Information
Above is a map of Carkeek Park with the route The Movement Choir will take along with suggested parking area. We encourage everyone attending to consider busing, biking, walking or car sharing to the event as parking is limited in the park itself.
The Movement Choir begins at 1pm on PIPER’S CREEK TRAIL with the start point between 103rd and 105th, moves through LOWER MEADOW, WETLAND TRAIL and will end at the BEACH. Please walk on down the trail at 100th. The Movement choir begins down trail at 1pm.
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 Theater, June 20th-30th.
National Water Dance Day
Photos by Michelle Smith Lewis
Ongoing Water & Climate Change Project
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