Dancing with Nature at Glacier National Park
WEST GLACIER, MONT – Changing Balance/Balancing Change, an interactive dance performance, premiers in Glacier National Park on Sunday, July 24 at Lake McDonald Lodge at 8:30 p.m. The performance is free to the public. Additional performances will be held at the Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium on Monday, July 25 at 8:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 27 at the West Glacier Community Building at 8:00 p.m.
The original, hour-long interactive dance performance was created by CoMotion Dance Project from the University of Montana who partnered with Glacier National Park Conservancy and Glacier National Park to bring attention to the climate change impacts occurring in Northwest Montana and to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service.
Changing Balance/Balancing Change weaves artistic dance, original music, choreographed narration, video projection, and live interactions with the audience into an immersive arts experience designed to engage audiences with the ideas and emotions at the heart of climate change. Developed for audiences of all ages, the piece touches upon the impacts of greenhouse gases, the rapid rate of temperature change, and the positive action we can take in response to the realities facing our planet. The active audiences approach provides innovative methods of engaging the public and emphasizes the value and role of attention, patience, and creativity as we, and our world, move into the shifting balance of our dynamic climate.