As promised, here are two videos displaying the artistry of June’s collaborations with Core Dance Keau’ohana, for the Global Water Dances (GWD) event on Friday, June 11th. This was GWD’s sixth yearly event, a movement which began 10 years ago working and dancing together for safe water! More than 180 locations danced this 2021 from June 8th (World Ocean Day) through June 13th!
Keau'ohana Core Dance Event 2021
The Keau’ohana video was produced to offer a blessing to the Keauʻohana Rainforest and all the forests and waters of Hawai’i and around the globe. It is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of our forests as fresh water sources for natural ecosystems and human sustenance.
The event’s activities highlight the challenges facing Hawaiʻiʻs lowland native rainforests, and why it is important to protect and preserve the small amount of lowland forest that remains. Although Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death (ROD) has affected portions of the forest as seen in this footage, much of Keau’ohana still thrives under a shady canopy.
Global Water Dances Compilation Hawaii 2021
The compilation of all three events facilitated by Core Dance in Hawai’i between Hawai’i Environmental Restoration, Hawai’i Wildlife Fund, and Volcano Art Center over the same period was produced to inspire action and international collaboration utilizing the art of dance to illuminate water issues on a global scale. We encourage you to watch, engage and offer your support.