The International Institute for Climate Action (IICA) took part in the project “Global Water Dances” 2023 as a partner of the Fronesis Art Organization. The Global Water Dances is an international event held every other year and organized by the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for the Study of Movement in New York. The initiative is community-oriented, to raise awareness of local and worldwide clean and drinking water challenges using the international language of dance and cinema. Anyone who enjoys movement is welcome to participate in Global Water Dances. The inaugural event was held concurrently in 57 places in June 2011.
At 3 p.m. local time, dancers from all over the world perform the same choreography to the same music outside, adjacent to the water’s surface.
Global Water Dances attracted approximately 1,000 dancers in 180 places across six continents on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
This year, the program was held in three locations in Croatia: at 11 a.m. in the Cultural Information Center (KIC) in Zagreb (hosted by Jasna Čizmek Tarbuk), on the Korana River in Karlovac (hosted by Melita Spahić Bezjak), and on a boat departing from Korula (dr. Martha Eddy).
As part of the event at KIC, Teo Čolan, an IICA representative, gave a lecture on the importance of water conservation and how each individual can contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Agenda 2030’s sixth goal: Ensure access to drinking water for all, manage water sustainably and ensure hygienic conditions for all.