The heartbeat of London has been conducted by the rhythm of the tides of the Thames for hundreds and thousands of years. In a global world of connection and separation, the rise and fall of the water whispers stories of Concrete-Water-Flesh, how we are a part of the environments we dwell in. How we respect the water (keep it clean) and honour it becomes about how we are present in the city, in community. How we compose our lives with water are the scores of the city and scores of the shore. Local artists and youth will be coming together through the shared and distanced space of the river bank. The work offers each person a time to consider their body and impact on the city. In times of Isolation the pandemic has created what links us is precious and it is important to know this can be tangible (the river) and metaphysical (dancing together).
The live event which is open to the public will take place from 1pm until 1:40pm at the Moonshot Centre in Fordham Park. It will include performances by Dancing Strong Movement Lab and Irie Dance Theatre as well as a Global Water Dances performance which audience members will be invited to take part in.