Liberate the Earth Dance!

Workshops + Performance

Liberate the Earth Dance!
with Artichoke Dance Co. & Operation Unite NY


Operation Unite and Art Omi collaborate with NYS DanceForce to bring Artichoke Dance Company to Columbia County for free community art and movement workshops, culminating in a public dance performance at Art Omi's Summer Opening.

Wearable Art/Costume Workshop

Friday, May 26 at 4:30 PM
OFFSITE: Hudson Area Library, 51 North 5th Street, Hudson, NY
Participants will create beautiful wearable items from recycled plastic bags to serve as costumes for Saturday's performance. Please bring plastic bags to the workshop.


Movement Workshop
Saturday, May 27 at 11:30 AM
The Fields Sculpture Park at Art Omi
Dance side by side with Artichoke Dance Co. members and learn the opening and closing sections of Water Dances, an interactive dance performance, which will be presented publicly in the afternoon. Participation in the performance is not a requirement to take the workshop.


Saturday, May 27 at 2:30 PM
The Fields Sculpture Park at Art Omi
Enjoy a free outdoor performance by Artichoke Dance Co. at Art Omi's Summer Fields Opening. Workshop participants have the option to perform with the dancers. Families can explore the sculpture park and enjoy the opening festivities.


These workshops and final performance are free and open to the public. Supported in part by Operation Unite NY, Dance Force, NYSCA, and Artichoke Dance Company.


Artichoke Dance Company is committed to upcycling materials, that would otherwise be discarded, for costumes and set. In response to the passing of A. 4883/S. 4158, stopping New York City's Plastic Bag Fee, costumes for Water Dances are created from plastic bags, which pollute the environment, clog waterways and endanger marine life.



Image courtesy Artichoke Dance Co.

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