2.2.22 – Worldwide Duet Dance
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WHY A WORLDWIDE DUET DANCE ?
The intention of this dance is for women around the world to connect. Each pair of women will connect with each other, while at the same time connecting with all the other women performing the dance on the same day. Our intention is to have 222 dancers performing the same dance. The dance is also about attunement: connecting in these divisive times. Showing to all cultures, to the world, that women know how to connect and be together. We do this through the universal language of dance. We dance for connection with each other and we dance to connect in gratitude with our beautiful planet.
…and we dance to connect in gratitude with our beautiful planet.
WHY FEBRUARY 2 ?
February 2 is a date celebrated in many cultures: Saint Brigid’s Day (traditional Gaelic festival), Groundhog Day (USA), Candlemas (Christian tradition), the goddess Jemamja’s birthday (Brazil, Cuba), Setsubun (Japan), the Cross-Quarter Day in the Celtic Calendar (Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere and Samhain in the Southern Hemisphere), Dia de la Candelaria (Mexico, Peru), Segundo de Febrero (Mexico/Texas), and the second day of the Chinese New Year and of Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year.
In addition to all the celebrations, I love that the date contains only twos and zeros. It is 02.02.22. And this is the same date whether you put the month first, as we do in the USA, or you put the day of the month first and then the month, and then the year.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Who can join the dance?
Women from around the world. The more the merrier, with a limit of 111 pairs. All dancers will be on their own computer/device (not together on one camera).
What is the structure of the dance?
The dance will be two minutes and 22 seconds long. There are 3 sections:
- Section I. The first minute will be choreographed.
- Section II. The second minute will be created by you and your partner doing the same moves attuning to each other.
- Section III. The last 22 seconds will be unison choreography.
How will I learn the dance?
Will there be any rehearsals?
To learn some Zoom recording tricks, go over the choreography, and meet the other dancers, your Synchrony Sisters, join us for one or more of these optional Zoom meetings:
- January 26th – 12 pm (Noon) Eastern Time (11 AM Central) USA
- January 26th – 8 PM Eastern Time (7 PM Central) USA
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How will I create the video of my Duet Dance?
All partner pairs will schedule their own Zoom meetings. Dancers will record their duet using the recording feature in Zoom and send in their recordings precisely on February 2, 2022.
Each pair will record themselves on a Zoom call (where each is on her own computer).
- Send recording to: https://www.dropbox.com/request/mcuOeIQNa8Pb7pxx1opg
- A compilation video of all duets will be created.
We have quite the International Team: Armenia, Korea/Hong Kong, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Germany, Canada… and stay tuned for more!
Two college students in the Dance Department at St. Olaf in Minnesota are assisting me. Elina Sargsyan is a Junior and hails from Armenia. Andrea Hanson is a Freshman and her family lived in Hong Kong for 14 years and has been living in Korea the last two years.
Our composer, Nicolas Soto, who wrote the music for Global Water Dances, comes from Chile and now lives in Colombia. Wendy Morrell, the President of the Sacred Dance Guild, lives in Ottawa. Vannia Ibarguen, the Artistic Director of Global Water Dances, is from Peru and now lives in California. The copywriter/graphic designer, Meg Peery, lives in Virginia. Catherine Baumgartner, long-time project manager working with me, is from Vermont. The photographer whose image we used for our flyer is Carina Konig from Berlin, Germany. Stay tuned for more information about our team as it grows.
Thank you for participating in this global expression of attunement. I really hope you will join us for this day of connection!