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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Community Dance Workshop

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Fun and interactive free movement workshop at which you’ll learn a dance that reflects water elements. In celebration of Global Water Dances Day, participants are welcome to join Artichoke Dance Company in performing the dance in the Gowanus Visions Festival on June 15 to raise awareness about the health of the Gowanus Canal and the surrounding environment.

Additional movement workshops occur as follows. Take as many as you like.

May 18: 2-3:30pm at Thomas Greene Park (225 Nevins Street)

May 25: 2-3:30pm at Old Stone House/Washington Park (336 3rd Street)

June 1: 12:30-2:00pm at Spoke the Hub/Local Produce Festival (748 Union Street)

June 8: 2-3:30pm at Gowanus Waterfront/Sponge Park (166 2nd Street)


This workshop is free. No experience necessary.

All ages are welcome; youth under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


We're also hosting trashion workshops, (fashion made from recycled materials/trash). Learn to make ready wearables from recycled plastics. Artichoke Dance creates costumes and sets repurposing single use plastic materials otherwise headed for landfill. Join us in this creative practice to make your own trashion.  We’ll provide all the materials and guidance, but if you have plastic bags, straws, bottles, cups, caps, etc, feel free to bring them, we’ll put them to good use. If you are performing with us on June 15, this will be your costume.



Gowanus Visions is produced by Artichoke Dance Company, a national leader in arts eco-activism. Global Water Dances is an international platform to raise awareness of water issues and advocate for access to clean water worldwide. The Gowanus Canal was given Superfund status by the US government because it is one of the most polluted waterways in the United States. Artichoke Dance Company is committed to upcycling materials for sets and costumes using single use plastics, which clog waterways and endanger marine and human life.

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