Credit: DANCE MONKS/ Photographer: Ambre Murard
Directors: Rodrigo Esteva and Mirah Kllc Moriarty
Collaborating Artists: José Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama, Naka Dance Theater, Dohee Lee and Adria Otte, The Puri Project, Pauchi Sasaki and Jennifer Curtis, world-renowned violists
International Guest Dancers: Cristina Lopez, Veronica Santiago, and Manuel Fajardo
Community Performers: Marielle Amrhein, Wei-Shan Lai, Christine Beggs, Sophie Stanley, Erica Weems, Utam Moses, Ruth Kaplan, Kiplinn Sagmiller, Victoria Ayres, Todd Brown and Melanie Cutchon
Musicians: Dohee Lee, Pauchi Sasaki, Jennifer Curtis and Adria Otte.
Videographer: Loren R. Robertson Productions
NOMAD: The Blue Road was a site-specific ritual performance that followed the path of (the now primarily underground) Strawberry Creek in Berkeley, California. The guided walk began at the base of UC Berkeley campus (Center/Oxford Street entrance), passed through Center Street and ended at Strawberry Creek Park with live performances by renowned environmental artists along the way. In response to the California drought and current water crisis around the world, NOMAD invited the audience to remember our vital, often forgotten relationship with water. The event was also held in continuous support of the current international movement to "daylight" rivers in urban places, sharing the documentary film, Lost Rivers to ignite local interest. Over 300 people of all ages gathered and walked the waterway in remembrance.
Made possible by the Open Circle Foundation.