CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - 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.
"These dances 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 22.
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.