Dousing the Mirage

Water is big news these days. In some parts of the world it's becoming a precious resource and the subject of much geopolitical debate, especially when it comes to private and public access to H20. Many questions are raised, particularly, who should pay for water? If water is a basic human necessity, should anyone have to pay for it? What is the role of global warming in water access? Control of water means big business to some, but to others it is the key to life—when water is hard to find, or too expensive to purchase, the survival of people, animals, and even nations is threatened. The Center for Independent Arts and Aniccha Arts have combined to explore the three conflicting perspectives on water use—economics, human equity, and environment—in an interactive performance work that explores how people can find common ground. The collaborators, including Pramila Vasudevan, Dipankar Mukherjee, Mankwe Ndosi, and many others, will use their dance, theater, and spoken word talents to bring this charged issue into the artistic realm, fostering debate and understanding among the audience members. It's not often we have an opportunity to work out world issues in the theatrical space. Chances are you'll never look at a glass of water the same way again.
Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Nov. 9. Continues through Nov. 18, 2007

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