Sarasota Contemporary Dance Orchestrates a Community Dance FREE Event on Saturday, April 16 – National Water Dance

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Sarasota Contemporary Dance Orchestrates a Community Dance Event!

Saturday, April 16 – National Water Dance 


Sarasota Contemporary Dance (SCD) Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott has been partnering with South Florida Museum on their Water Exhibit. The collaboration involves several events, including the live performance of National Water Dance Project 2016 (website:, which is a national collaboration of dance artists working to bring pressing water issues affecting the United States to the forefront. The project takes place nationwide on April 16, 2016 at 4pm. Locally, National Water Dance will be held 4-4:30 p.m. at Bradenton Riverwalk.


The multi-generational dance project includes students from Rowlett Arts Academy, Electa Lee Middle School, Manatee School for the Arts, New College of Florida, and adults from the SCD Red Tent Class.


“Here in Sarasota and Manatee County, water is something that connects us all,” says Bolaños Wilmott. “From the beautiful Sarasota Bayfront, to the calm of the Bradenton Riverwalk, to the mysteries of Myakka State Park, water is a powerful presence here. Through the National Water Dance, Sarasota Contemporary Dance is bringing focus back to the importance of water in our region. With movement we can rediscover what water can mean to each of us.”


Two aspects of the collaboration have already taken place: The first, in February, was a performance at the South Florida Museum opening reception for the Lynne Buchanan and Betty Osceola photography exhibits entitled “Waterways.” The second was coordinating in- school visits with artist Buchanan at Rowlett Arts Academy and Electa Lee Middle School. The upcoming third event in the series is Family Night on Saturday April 2nd at the South Florida Museum. The final and main event will be National Water Dance where there will be a community collaborative performance by local schools and community participants in conjunction with Sarasota Contemporary Dance.


Please join us for this community wide movement performance bringing awareness to the importance of water in our area.

Saturday April 16th: National Water Dance Event

Bradenton Riverwalk 4pm-4:30pm

Sarasota Contemporary Dance, along with other communities across the country, will be joining the National Water Dance Event with a celebration of dance alongside various bodies of water.

RSVP for the FREE event and get directions at [email protected]

About Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Sarasota Contemporary Dance, was formed in 2002 as Fuzión Dance Artists, Sarasota’s first contemporary dance company, by Co-Founders Leymis Bolaños-Wilmott and Rachael Inman. Now in its 10th season, the company was renamed on September 18, 2015, and continues to bring dance to the community through eclectic performances and educational programming, while collaborating with artists and community groups to enrich the human experience.

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