This year’s Common Moment promises to be a memorable experience! Produced by the amazing staff at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts, it will include incredible drumming, rhythmic movement, Prometheus (Wesleyan’s fire spinners), a human histogram, and of course, ice cream.
As a class, you get to showcase drumming and dance movements from six different cultures—Korean, Cuban, West African, Japanese, Irish and South Indian—where water is an important component of their cultural traditions. Assigned to one of the six cultural groups, you will be taught a drumming and movement piece, choreographed by Nicole Stanton, chair of the dance department, and Bill Carbone, a graduate student in the music department. After spending about 20 minutes with a choreographer and student staff to learn the piece, each group will perform for the entire class.
The evening will culminate with the Class of 2013 forming a human histogram about its own water footprint. On Andrus Field, you will embody your responses to a survey that you completed in discussion groups the night before, which was developed from the information in the Water Footprint website in your Common Readings. It will be a night not soon forgotten!
Check out the Water Footprint website in Blackboard or at http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=files/home . Complete the questions to find out how your water footprint measures up with the rest of the world’s!