WFSM Gala Concert: Water Is Rising

Music and Dance amid Climate Change

Artists from the Pacific Atolls of Kiribati, Tokelau and Tuvalu

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $55 / $45 / $35 general admission; $15 students

Performance and purpose collide in this powerful American 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 a 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 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 environmental change.

A project of the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance in collaboration with Foundation for World Arts, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and EarthWays Foundation.

Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, UCLA School of Arts and Architecture and the National Dance Project (NDP) of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported be lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the Metlife Foundation, and Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Additional support by His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the Western United States; Cultures of Resistance Network; and Lekha Singh.

Cost: $55 / $45 / $35 general admission; $15 students

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