Wow! I so loved the Global Water Dances – Cincinnati, which were part of the Paddlefest this year.
Fanchon Shur made happen the Cincinnati version of this global initative to promote safe and available water – and simply to love the beautiful water on this beautiful planet. Almost every modern dancer in Cincinnati was involved.
Oceanscape silk scarves were used by all the dancers (22, and then 16 more, until we all joined in at the end), who were all in white skirts and tops. There were hundreds of us watching from the steps from the Serpentine Wall down to the river. Percussion mostly provided the music – drums, flutes and vocals. Baba Charles Miller created and led the orchestra. His wife, Kathryn Gardette, led the vocals, which included Todd O’Neal (one of the gifted, gifted O’Neal family).
Tears of joy and wonder and being truly one ran from my eyes throughout. I was there with honorary daughter Susan and honorary granddaughter Bryce, who were mesmerized as well.
I spent a moment afterwards just embracing Fanchon and appreciating Her Goddess Self.
Check out facebook.com/globalwaterdances-cincinnati