June 22, 2013 reached 95 degrees in Cincinnati, but the
sweltering temperatures didn't stop Cincinnati dancers, musicians and artists
from engaging in an interactive dance routine and worldwide movement.
Global Water Dances, a dance movement intended to
bring awareness to sustainable water issues, was performed that day at Sawyer Point. An audience of 500 people watched the routine, back dropped by
dozens of Kayaks in the Ohio River.
use dance and music to blend local water issues with the global struggle to
ensure safe water for all human beings," according to the Global Water Dances
web site. Simultaneous performances were done across 70 countries on June
For those who missed the Cincinnati performance, it has been
documented in a new film that premiered Sunday at the Hebrew Union College and
Jewish Institute of Religion.
Months in the making, the film, titled ‘Global Water Dances
– Cincinnati,' features music composed specifically for the occasion and
was directed by Cincinnatian Fanchon Shur.