10 am: Welcome, followed by music by Jacob Mason (Tucson High Student)
10:30 am: Water Safety Demo by UA Campus Recreation
11 am: Music by 5 Horses 4 Winds
11:30 am: Dance of Arabia Belly Dancing
Noon: Panel Discussion on Art, Sustainability, and Commerce
• Facilitated by Jodi Netzer, Tucson Arts Brigade, Director of The Water Festival
• "Green Arts and Creative Capital" Michael Schwartz, Tucson Arts Brigade
• "Visualizing Water Use and Sustainability" Evan Canfield, Pima County Flood Control
• "Sustainable Art-Making" Alfred Quiroz, UA Fine Arts Professor
• "Dancing the Art Practice" (includes dance presentation) Kimi Eisele, New Articulations
1 pm: Music by Chillie Willie Groove (Tate Recording Artist)
2 pm: Bike Beautiful Fashion Show (outdoors)
2:30 pm: Water Festival Performance Finale on the Solar Rock Stage, featuring Tucson Arts Brigade Dance Theater*, Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, Parasol Project
3 pm: Aztec Dancing by Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc
3:45 pm: Closing Ceremony
*TAB Dance Theater features Butoh (a.k.a. "Zen Dancing"), a powerful dance form that embodies energy and had originated from Japan in response to the nuclear atrocities during WWII. The Water Festival offers space for prayers and healing energy for the people of Japan suffering from the tsunami and nuclear catastrophe.
Solar Rock (outdoors at Armory Park) is an annual 100% solar powered festival that features local music, speeches from renowned scientists and local leaders, and educational booth displays from area businesses, non profits, and government agencies. This free public event aims to increase public awareness of climate change issues and, in doing so, put pressure on elected officials to prioritize clean energy and strategies for reducing carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. http://solarrock.wordpress.com
Cyclovia Tucson (5mi. of streets, including Armory Park) is a annual car-free event that opens selected streets to people so that they can walk, skate, run, bicycle, and socialize with their neighbors. It's a free event, open to the public and fun for people of all ages. Bring your family and friends to explore the route and enjoy a beautiful spring day filled with free activities. Take advantage of car-free streets -- during Cyclovia, the street is yours! http://www.cycloviatucson.org
SUNDAY, APRIL 3
IN SEARCH OF LIVING WATERS
(To carpool, meet at 11am, Armory Park Center, 220 S. 5th Avenue, East side of building in the parking lot)
@ Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
(Meet in area by the visitor booth. Trollies are available if you prefer, rather than walking 1 mile.)
Cross-cultural / interfaith water ritual with flowing river water, enjoy water blessings from many spiritual practices, optional Butoh "Zen Dancing" and writing workshops, hiking, and more! Connect with the intrinsic value of water. Bring with you comfortable shoes and clothing, drinking water, and a writing utensil.
$5-$10 Suggested Donation, $5 parking/car
A FUN WATER FILM...