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Water Wars


World Premiere: University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT USA
September 20 and 21, 2012

Water Wars takes a bold, beautiful look at rivers, climate change and our responsibility to make it available to all. The dance was developed in collaboration with composer Cory Gabel during SPDC’s residency at the University of St. Joseph. The dance is a response to the global water crisis. Research includes books such as ‘Blue Gold’ by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. From the playful “Puddle Jumping” to the heart wrenching “Displaced” to the raucous “Water Bottles”, Water Wars is a dance to inspire appreciation for all things water. 

Excerpts from Water Wars have been performed numerous times on Earth Day, in parks, festivals and at public and private schools throughout New England. 

Performance length: 75 minutes with Intermission
# of Performers: 6

SPDC’s award winning Arts Integration residency programs, Water Wonder and Water World for grades pk-8, integrate science curriculum with dance in the classroom.  (learn more here)

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The Sections:

Water Sisters, In the Waves, Summoning, Puddle Jumping, Water Bottles, River, Walking to Water, Displaced, Waiting for the Rains, Walking Back, The Well, and Water Wars. 


Julianne Guarnieri
Meghan McDermott
Amy Nesbitt
Sonia Plumb
Elisa Schroth
Bryan Smith

Artistic Team:

Choreography/Sonia Plumb
Lighting Design/Craig Gehr
Costumes/Gail Fresia
Composer/Cory Gabel
On Location Photographer/Nicole Battistone
Performance Photographer/Carrie Ricciardelli
Education Consultant
Mary Pelletier/Park River Watershed Association


University of Saint Joseph
Ensworth Charitable Foundation
The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation

Special Thanks To…

Adams & Knight, Inc.
Don Carter
Dr. Robert Smith
Universalist Church of West Hartford


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