Skilled Kayak Volunteers needed for Hudson River Pageant
- KAYAK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
TO PARTICIPATE IN WATER DANCE OF BOATS
FOR EARTH CELEBRATIONS: HUDSON RIVER PAGEANT
to raise awareness for the restoration of the Hudson River
and address climate change in New York City.
Downtown Section of the Hudson River Park-Saturday May 9th
JOIN OUR PARTICIPATING BOAT GROUPS: The Village Community Boathouse,
Downtown Boathouse, New York Harbor School, New York Kayak Company,
LIC Community Boathouse
WATER DANCE OF BOATS with bessie award winning Choreographer Alice
The Water Dance of Boats highlights the Hudson River Pageant with
kayaks, canoes and rowboats, from the Village Community, Downtown
Boathouse,and NY Kayak Company, festooned with giant elemental river
masks and floating marine life sculptures, by dancer/choreographe r/
costume artist, Alice Farley. They participate in a visually
spectacular choreographed movement on the river, accompanied by a
Fish Sound Symphony, composed by the French Musician/Singer, Gregori
Czerkinsky, incorporating fish sounds recorded off Lower Manhattan
by Marine Field Station, The River Project.
THE HUDSON RIVER PAGEANT:
The Hudson River Pageant is a magnificent parade of giant puppets,
spectacular costumes, music, dance, performances, songs, and poetry,
highlighting the river, and its' species, habitats, and issues. The
performances are presented at the various piers and significant sites
along the parade route, from Manhattan Youth on Warren Street to
Gansevoort Street, in the downtown portion of the Hudson River Park
on Saturday, May 9, 2009, 1-6pm, (raindate: Sun. May 10).
PARTICIPATING PARTNERS: Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center
(Producing Partner), The Hudson River Park Trust (Sponsor), The
River Project , Friends of Hudson River Park, The Village Community
Boathouse, Downtown Boathouse, New York Harbor School, New York
Kayak Company, LIC Community Boathouse, P3-Pier Park and Playground
Association, Solar One, LES Ecology Center, We, theWorld, World
Financial Center, Henry Street Settlement/ Abrons Arts Center, Boys
and Girls Republic, Poet House, Church Street School for Music and
Art, Friends of Washington Square Park, Washington Market Park,
Friends of Bleeker Playground, One Brick, NY Cares, CB1, Americorps,
PS234, PS150, PS89, Stuyvesant High School, NYU, Scenic Hudson,
Riverkeeper, Clearwater, and more to join.
NEEDED: KAYAKER VOLUNTEERS
1-3 Water polo/or white Water kayaks with skilled kayakers who can
perform the various elaborate choreography tricks such as the
"baustle"-going on point with the kayak.
3 River Kaykers who can do moves such as, "sculling for support"
3-5-River Kayakers with Jeremy /Downtown Boathouse to do simple
movement in decorated /costumed kayaks
3 of Rob's Village Community Boathouse rowboats (perhaps fitted with
platforms for Alice Dancer/Marine Costumes) -and rowers
We will have 2 Rehearsals in April ( Now scheduled for Saturday April
16 and 23. and Pageant May 9th (raindate May 10th) will confirm
schedule once key participants are confirmed.
TO PARTICIPATE CONTACT:
Founder/Director, Earth Celebrations
<mailto:mail@earthcelebrati ons.com>mail@earthcelebrati ons.com
<Http://www.earthcel ebrations. com>Http://www.earthcel ebrations. com
SEE GARDEN PAGEANT SLIDE SHOW:
http://www.earthcel ebrations. com/springslides how.htm