1400-storm-and-CRWDGoals of the day:

  • To strengthen our ability to name what our culturally-based music and dance traditions teach about water stewardship
  • To strengthen our ability to our art forms to influence how we care for our waters
  • To learn more about local water issues, particularly storm water pollution and what people can do.
  • To build relationships among culturally-based music dance groups asking similar questions about interpreting our traditions for the local context.

PART I – 11:00-1:00

  • Opening Blessing
  • Introductions
  • Naming the potential for the day & agenda
  • Pre-Evaluation
  • Case study from Danza Mexica Cuahetemoc
  • Discussion and identifying themes on our teachings about water and how we lead through our art
  • Closing


PART II: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • Percussion circle
  • Leading behavior change and educating about storm water issues – an embodied presentation
  • Creative exploration: Addressing the Water
  • Creative exploration: Being the Water
  • Our vision for the arts leading our community and what we need to get there
  • Post-Evaluation
  • Closing


PART III: 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Get With the Flow

A community showing coinciding with the FLOW Northside Arts Crawl

Brief performances by participating groups of existing material that is water related. Glimpses of new ideas developed in the day’s workshop. Music. Food. Community art project.