Participant Credit 2010

EARTH CELEBRATIONS HUDSON RIVER PAGEANT: 2010 in partnership with Arts>World Financial Center

Saturday May 22, 2010 1-6 PM Downtown section of the Hudson River Park, New York City
An ecological parade and performance art event with spectacular costumes and giant puppets to restore the Hudson River and address climate change.

CONCEIVED, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED: Felicia Young- Founder/ Director-Earth Celebrations
PRODUCTION
COORDINATOR: Pavla Uppal
WEB MASTER/GRAPHIC DESIGN: Julie Goodman
ADDITIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN: Celina Guzman & Lyubov Zhezmer
MAKE-UP DIRECTOR: Izaskun Zabala
TECHNICAL DIRECTORS: Jon Fields & Rick Vazquez
INTERNS: Pauline Bourgogne, Talib Brunson, Julie Calabrese, Krystal Galvan, Celina Guzman, Jamie Larson, Ariana Schrier, Emily Visnovsky, Lyubov Zhezmer.

ARTISTS IN-RESIDENCE 
Michele Brody- Designer/Director Costume Workshops Lucrecia Novoa- Designer/Director Puppet Workshops
WORKSHOP ARTISTS
 Talib Brunson- Puppet workshop assistant
Julie Calabrese- Costume workshop assistant
Katherine Freygang- Banners
Celina Guzman- Costume workshop assistant
Jamie Larson- Puppet Workshop-River Species
Janet Morgan- Robe workshops, Stewards of the River Robes
Melody Murray- Puppet Workshop- headdresses and natural dye scarves Kristine Shook- Puppet Workshop- headdresses
Ariana Schrier- Puppet Workshop- river species
Laura Gravenstein- Costume workshop
VISUAL ART Felicia Young, Chris Rumery, Anna Belous, Daria Deshuk, Nikki Traino, Spica Wobbe and Shannon Harvey

PROCESSIONAL MUSIC
Hungry March Band (1-3pm): Grupo Kalunga Neg Mawon / Conch: Gran Bwa & Jati Bwa (3-5pm) PHOTOGRAPHERS/VIDEOGRAPHERS BobbyBerry,WilliamBourassa,TerriFerrari,MelodyMurray,AlexPerlman,GreshonRodriguez,Ilya Shnitser, Denis Sivack, Jacques Torchon, and Ginny Willis

SCHOOL AND VOLUNTEER GROUP WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center After School programs, PS 89, Church Street School for Music and Art, Boys & Girls Republic, Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center, After Care. Build On, NYCARES, Minds Matter and OneBrick.

SPECIAL THANKS
The staff at ARTS> World Financial Center: Karen Kitchen, Elysa Marden, Kris Myrseth; The staff at Hudson River Park Trust: Noreen Doyle, Kerry Dawson, Lauren Donnelly, and Crist Figueroa; The Staff at the River Project: Nina Zain, Cathy Drew, JT Boehm, Village Community Boathouse – Rob Buchanan, Revolution Rickshaw , West Side Market, T Salon&DiversiT, Lassen & Hennigs, Iva Kaufman and her team, Art,Culture&Technology(ACT), SucceSS Inc., all our workshop & pageant volunteers, participating partners, and supporters.

PARTICIPATING PARTNERS The Hudson River Park Trust (Sponsor), Brookfield Properties/arts> World Financial Center (Sponsor- which is sponsored by American Express, Battery Park City Authority, Brookfield Properties and Bank of America.), Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center, The River Project, Friends of Hudson River Park, Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, Village Community Boathouse, Downtown Boathouse, New York Harbor School, New York Kayak Company, Solar One, NYC & Company, ACA Galleries, Stella Adler Acting Studios, We,the World, Henry Street Settlement/ Abrons Arts Center, Boys and Girls Republic, Poets House, Mercy Corps Action Center, Church Street School for Music & Art, Clean Air NY, Greenpeace, One Brick, BuildOn, NY Cares, CB1, PS89, NYU, Riverkeeper, Clearwater.

SPONSORS arts>World Financial Center (which is sponsored by American Express, Battery Park City Authority, Brookfield Properties and Bank of America), Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center, The Fund For Creative Communities supported by New York State Council on the Arts and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Howard Bayne Fund, Puffin Foundation, Con Edison, Colgate-Palmolive, Eileen Fisher, and individual supporters.

EARTH CELEBRATIONS’ HUDSON RIVER PAGEANT
Saturday May 22, 2010 1-5 PM
Downtown section of the Hudson River Park
New York City
An ecological parade and performance art event with spectacular costumes and giant puppets to restore the Hudson River and address climate change.

FULL PAGEANT SCHEDULE – PERFORMERS CREDITS

1PM RIVER SPIRITS INITIATION – PARADE START
World Financial Center Plaza- outside Winter Garden- North Cove Harbor
15-foot giant river species puppets and spectacular costumed river spirits kick off parade.
1:20 RIVER ARIA
Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City Park at Vesey Street
Performance by Abby Fischer- opera singer & Mercy Corps Action Center presentation.
1:30 HUDSON RIVER POEM & MOVEMENT OF THE ESTUARY
Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City Park at Murray Street.
Reading of Poetry written in the Poets House Children’s Room by the coordinator Michael Romanos.
Movement of the Estuary, dance by Noyes Rhythm Artistic Direction by Rina Rinkewich,Music: “Water Play” composed and performed by Blake Rowe, Dancers: Marie Carstens, Irene Clark, Meghan Frank, Nada Khodlova, Mara Morris, Jessica Rogers, Rosita Roldan, Sharon Rowe.
Steward of the River Ceremony – Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and Battery Park City Parks Conservancy.
2PM DANCE OF THE RIVER GRASS
Grass Mounds-in the Hudson River Park-bet. Laight & Vestry St.
Dance of the River Grass on grass mounds with living grass costumes by Michele Brody.
Dancers: Jackie Dodd, Haley Hauglum, Yuko Mitsuishi, Christina Ferwerda, Jamie Yasgur, Kristen, Johanna Sky, Kristen Mangione and Johanna Schwarzbeck. Music by: Didge Project & AJ Block, Katie Down (Flute)

2:15 CHOIR RIVER SONG
Pier 32 Pile Field @ Watts St -in the Hudson River Park
Church Street School for Music and Art Choristers, Lisa Ecklund-Flores executive director, will present songs in celebration of Mother Earth featuring Fireflies, by Owl City. Church Street School art students will wear costumes created with sustainable material.
2:25 SOUNDS OF THE EARTH
Canal St. in the Hudson River Park
Performance by Marta V, Judy Sky, Leelah Holmes, and Nathan Eckenrode. Steward of the River Ceremony – Solar One.
2:35 BOAT HOUSE DANCE wITH PADDLE BOARDERS & wINDSURFERS
South Side Pier 40-below Houston St.
Amanda Selwyn-Pier Dance & Alice Farley Dance Theater-Paddle Boarder and Wind Surfer Dance.
Performance “Passage“ choreographed by Amanda Selwyn. Dancers: Brent Carter, Christopher Coates, Michelle DuVall, Jenny Gillan, Robert Graham, Ashleigh Gurtler, Joori Jung, Natalie Mackessy, Jessica Dixon Majka, Louie Marin, Ally Sacks, and Samantha Silvers. Costume design by Anna-Alisa Belous. Paddle Boarders: Franco Talavera, Michael Ingbar, Carol Choi, Mark Temme
2:50 HUDSON-FULTON THEATRICAL VIGNETTE
Queen of Hearts Boat @ Leroy St in the Hudson River Park-just below Christopher St.
Theatrical vignette “Hudson-Fulton Fanfair” presented by Drew Vanderburg, staged on the bow of the Queen of Hearts River Boat (performance viewed from the promenade).
3PM OYSTER PLANTING CEREMONY
Christopher Street Pier in the Hudson River Park.
Dance performance “Rip Tide“ by Valarie Green from Dance Entropy. Performed by Amy Adams, Sarah Hartley, Andrea Brown, Joanie Johnson, Kristin Licata, Jennifer Painter. Costumes by Deborah Erenberg & Music by Black Sea Hotel (Joy Radish, Willa Roberts, Sarah Small and Corinna Snyder)
Steward of the River Ceremony – River Project.
3:15 TAMING OF THE TRASH TRICKSTERS & RIVER CLEANSING
Bow Notch-semi circle bridge-10th St in the Hudson River Park.
A dance theater performance. Producer / Artistic Director / Choreographer-IngeRay. Partnering Collaborator-Dito Sudito. Dancers: Tova Lynn, Jen Magno, Rebekah Dinnerstein, Debra Babilonia, Dito Sudito, Jule Jo Ramirez, Wil Fisher, Esther DeCew, Michael Wilson, Cindy Sibilsky. Costumes by Chris Rumery.
3:30 LIVE FISH RELEASE!
Charles Street Pier in The Hudson River Park with Hudson River Park Trust & Friends of Hudson River Park. Stephan Said- song “Isn’t There a Dream”. Music by Paul Pinto with opera singer Gelsey Bell.
Steward of the River Ceremony – The Hudson River Park Trust and Friends of Hudson River Park.
3:45 RIVER CEREMONY & HONORING OF THE LENAPE INDIANS
Pier 49 Semi-Circle Bridge Over Water @Bank St.
Performance by Silver Cloud Singers, an inter-tribal Native American singing and dance troupe Stewards of the River Ceremony – Clearwater and Riverkeeper. Greenpeace statement.
4PM WATER DANCE OF BOATS, RIVER CLEANSING, & HARMONIC CHOIR CONCERT
Horatio St. (bet. Water Playground at Jane St. & Gansevoort St. Pier.)
The spectacular closing ceremony combines on-the-river boat choreography by the Bessie award-winning Alice Farley, and the over-the-river concert of “River to Ocean” by renowned composer-singer David Hykes with The Harmonic Choir. River Blessing by ‘urban shaman’ Donna Henes. Harmonic Currents by David Hykes © 2010 world premiere. Music, voice, direction: David Hykes (SACEM). Arrangements by David Hykes & The Harmonic Choir. (Timothy Hill, Seth Markel, and Joel Bluestein, voices; Ev Mann & Bruno Caillat, percussion; Stéphane Gallet, ney flute. ) Sponsored by The Harmonic Presence Foundation www.harmonicpresence.org. Boat participants include: Village Community Boathouse & The Harbor School. Kayakers: Laurie Bleich, Phillip Jache, Ellie Steingauber. Boat Rowers: Roy Arezzo, Rob Buchanan, Michael Samuels, and Tizoc.