March 19-20, 2011: “THIRST, a Global Response”

Water is endangered. Will you be part of the solution?


Photo by Russ Smith

First Annual Dance Theatre Performance in Support of World Water Day

Performances around the world will call attention to the present and future of clean water access.

In Austin, Diverse Space Dance Theatre will perform at The Umlauf Sculpture Garden (2:00 PM both days) and the Mexican American Cultural Center (6:30 PM Saturday).

This performance is part of a global initiative in support of UN World Water Day, and in promotion of awareness about water conservation and clean water access. The project includes simultaneous performances in over 20 locations around the world and will continue annually in March of 2012, 2013 and 2014; coordinated by Diverse Space Dance Theatre.


You can register your event at If you want to let us know about it, leave a comment below. You may also contact, who will provide you with information you can pass along to your audience (including video and written material).


One thought on “March 19-20, 2011: “THIRST, a Global Response”

  1. Hi everybody,

    I just posted our THIRST performance on the world water day 2011 homepage – very exciting!
    We are three dancers (Brigitte Krauß, Bettina Schneidewin, Kathrin Lampert) and we are presenting our dance performance in Cologne (Germany) at the Wachsfabrik on 20th March at 3pm.
    Instead of performing next to a body of water (way too cold!) we decided to bring water to the stage – mainly in form of ice installations. The ice symbolizes glaciers that are the main fresh water reservoirs of the earth and that are melting at an alarming rate due to global warming.
    Our performance is a mixture of dance and dance-theatre and includes projections as well as language. Movements and compositions were inspired by the chemical characteristics of water but also by our ambivalent relationship towards water which is vital and beautiful but can also be dangerous and/or annoying. We present a collection of humorous and serious scenes which will illustrate in how many forms and ways water influences us.

    We are very excited to be part of the THIRST project!


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