A National Water Dance event will be held April 16 along the Christina River in Wilmington, and will include UD participants.

April 16: National Water Dance

UD dance minor faculty, students participate in National Water Dance


8:41 a.m., April 4, 2016--University of Delaware dance minor faculty members and students are teaming up with the Delaware Nature Society and community dance artists to mount Delaware’s contribution to the National Water Dance at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16, along the Christina River.

The event will be held at the DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington riverfront in the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge.

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The National Water Dance is a site-specific dance event that takes place in communities across the country and will be live streamed on the Internet. The event will raise awareness about water conservation and sustainability at the local, state and national levels. There are 31 states involved.

Delaware’s multidisciplinary contribution to the event is equal part artistic and educational and echoes the 212-acre freshwater tidal marsh, in which the center sits. 

The audience will enjoy live dance and music presented by an intergenerational group of professional, student, and community dancers. The event is directed by UD dance faculty member A.T. Moffett.

Gerald Kauffman, director of the Delaware Water Resources Center at UD, will speak about the role of water in the arts and humanities in the First State following the performance.  

Brenna Goggin, the Delaware Nature Society’s director of advocacy, will speak about the role of grassroots advocacy and citizen engagement in improving local waterways. Visitors will also be able to participate in water quality testing.

The interdisciplinary event is free to all. 

For more information, visit the National Water Dance website

Photo by Angie Gray

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