Climate Change and dancing - how do they connect?
Every discipline, all fields, have a role to play in this environmental crisis. Dance is a particularly potent medium, offering embodied awareness of interconnectedness and capacity for change. As 350.org Director Bill McKibben says, "Movements need movement." That's why dancers around the world are getting involved to spread the word about this important number.
Get involved! Here are a few opportunities:
- 24 October International Day of Climate Action
350.org is coordinating a global day of action on climate change, with events in every corner of the planet--and we need everyone on board--dancers included! Get started by reading the invitation letter and registering a dancing action in your community.
Looking for ideas for your dance action? 350 has teamed up with the Jennifer Muller/The Works dance company to produce this project that is sure to spark some creative ideas.
- SEEDS Festival (Somatic Experience in Earth, Dance + Science)
June 19-21, 2009 - a 350.org Global Dancing Event
View the flyer here, and send it on to your friends:
Organize a 350 dancing event in your community, and send us photos, videos, and reflections from the day! Contact Andrea, olsen [at] middlebury.edu for more information.
Where: Bearstow a creative arts summer camp on beautiful Parker Pond, Mount Vernon, Maine. Directed by Ruth Gruart and Bebe Miller.
When: June 20th from 2-4 (folks welcome to bring a lunch)
What: Climate Change: How dance has used it! How would you? Try it!
Hosted by: Ruth G rauert
Where: MICI: Movement Intensive in Compositional Improvisation at Franklin and Marshall College, PA
When: June 19th
What: Outdoor improvisation as part of on-going workshop
Hosted by: The Architects--Katherine Ferrier, Lisa Gonzales, Jennifer Kayle, and Pamela Vail
- Anytime! Create a dance event or make / perform a dance featuring 350 as content, set, costume, program note, or information insert. Use the number in any way you feel appropriate to focus attention, provoke questions, and encourage action.
Whatever you do, please take video and/or photo and send it to us!
350: Are You Ready? Danced by Sophia Levine in Middlebury, VT, USA
350 Step Hips - Bellydancers from Melina of Daughters of Rhea's Newton class show that they care about Global Warming, performing 350 steps for 350.org:
350 Movement - thanks to Roz King! The 350 Movement was filmed in the landscape ravaged by bushfire on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, to draw attention to how climate change is affecting the Melbourne region. The dancers are spelling out 'three-fifty' using Trisha brown's 'Locus'.