Global Water Dances ( is an international, biannual event that started in 2011. The vision of Global Water Dances is that all people have the right to clean, safe water. The mission of the organization, and all who participate is to use the universal language of dance together with activism to bring attention to local water issues and inspire action towards change. This year’s event is taking place in 130 countries.
The place where we will be performing in South Baltimore, the two parks on either end of the Hanover Street Bridge, is part of land designated by the city for a twenty-year, multi-billion dollar revitalization project ( But the Patapsco River’s health depends upon what happens upstream. All of us in Baltimore City, whether we are in the Gwynns Falls, the Jones Falls or the Herring Run Watersheds, have an effect on the health of our water, and all living beings who depend upon it.
Vital Matters, an interdisciplinary initiative for change founded by Michele Minnick in 2021, is partnering with Blue Water Baltimore for Global Water Dances Baltimore. We are joined by an incredible group of Baltimore puppet, theatre, and dance artists and musicians for a procession, ritual, and performance that will begin at 2 p.m. in West Covington Park. Expected end time is 4 p.m., in Middle Branch Park.
Featured artists include Valeska Populoh, Sanahara Ama Chandra, Bashi Rose, Rejjia Camphor, Caitlin Bouxsein, and many others.
We will update this event page with other information as we approach the day. Follow Vital Matters on Facebook and click “interested” in the event to know the latest about this event and other Vital Matters activities.
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