NATIONAL TOUR BEGINS OCTOBER 15 AT UCLA ROYCE HALL
Performance and purpose collide in a world stage premiere that illuminates the plight of the Pacific Islands. Scientists report the vulnerable coral atolls of Kiribati Tokelau and Tuvalu are already experiencing rising sea levels as the result of global warming and climate change. Thirty-six dancers and musicians express their deep connection to nature and their ancestral past through multi-part harmonies, poetry, and gracious movement, cascading over dynamic rhythms and inspiring us all to be better stewards of our shared planet.
"Water is Rising" harnesses the power of performance art in an impassioned plea for global awareness and social change. A gala concert of the World Festival of Sacred Music. A project of UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance and Foundation for World Arts.