“Within Wetlands”, Observing World Water Day in Dance
“Within Wetlands” invites observers to experience dramatic environments of frozen wetlands through a series of site-specific dance interpretations created expressly for World Water Day 2018. Traverse berm and boardwalk of wetlands preserves along public-access shoreline trails to witness this unique commemoration of Buffalo’s first World Water Day. Hardy hikers and bird-watchers will encounter short dances across the span of two hours in temperatures of 22°F to 26°F (-5°C to -3°C).
“Within Wetlands: Contemplation”
Time nearly stands still where bird-song and encounters with nature are quietly enhanced as audience members happen upon contemplative dance in the ephemeral, mystical setting of frozen swamp wetlands. Danced by Cynthia Pegado at Tifft Nature Preserve. www.TIFFT.org @tifftnature
“Within Wetlands: Jubilation” (Ice-Capped!) A trio delights amidst frozen marsh wetlands, in celebratory play with water at 22°F(-5°C), in its magical, glorious crystalline form. Danced by Cynthia Pegado en pointe, with Lori and Chris at Reinstein Woods, a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation nature preserve. www.reinsteinwoods.org @ReinsteinWoods
“Within Wetlands” creator Cynthia Pegado is pleased to bring Buffalo into this United Nations global initiative with her dance-based environmental advocacy efforts. Her work seeks to heighten sensory perception and appreciation of our natural surroundings while raising awareness of coastal wetland preservation needs and efforts. In forging this partnership with the United Nations, World Water Day and Global Water Dances, Ms. Pegado explores transformation of human-caused ecological damage in a major urban area at the confluence of Lake Erie, Buffalo River and the Niagara River.
Video performance of “Within Wetlands: Jubilation” (Ice-Capped!) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o-s-ofyxfdkWyRI0i4zyfcn4ZBeTkAdv/view
Date(s) - 22/03/2018
8 h 00 min - 10 h 00 min
Nature preserves along Fuhrman Blvd.
New York, Erie County
Great Lakes region