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Water Dancers

by Emilia & Linda on January 16, 2012

We’ve often said that surfers are to waves what dancers are to music (or was it the other way round?), so we were extremely interested to read, on sports & lifestyle webzine Lupita, about surf brand Quiksilver’s new project, The Water Dancer.

The Water Dancer is a series of short films where Quiksilver ambassador and world champion Stephanie Gilmore meets and chats to different dancers to learn what inspires and drives them, discovering how their dancing relates to her own passion of surfing.

In the first episode she meets Tiler Peck, who has been dancing since the age of seven and is currently a principal dancer with New York City Ballet:

Stephanie also meets Noemie Lafrance, a Canadian choreographer & artistic director specializing in site-specific work for public space and urban architecture. Noemie has completed commercial video work with Apple and recording artist Feist, as well as performance pieces with architect Frank Gehry:

In the third and final episode of the series Stephanie talks to breakdancer Casandra “Defy” Rivera:


Water dancing is also, albeit in a different way, an element of Earthfall’s award-winning 2005 production of At Swim Two Boys, based on the novel of the same name by Jamie O’Neill, which arrives in London (Riverside Studios) next month.

Created by Jim Ennis and Jessica Cohen and featuring two male dancers plus two musicians, the story unfolds against a cascading wall of water that slowly fills the stage. You can see a clip of the production here.

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Royal Opera House (@RoyalOperaHouse) (@RoyalOperaHouse) January 17, 2012 at 11:41 am

RT @theballetbag: We love this -> Surf meets #ballet & breakdancing in a new series of short movies by Quiksilver http://t.co/7KlYYh9g

The Light In Life (@thelightinlife) January 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

RT @theballetbag: We love this -> Surf meets #ballet & breakdancing in a new series of short movies by Quiksilver http://t.co/7KlYYh9g

Barreworks Studio (@Bodyofadancer) January 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

RT @theballetbag: We love this -> Surf meets #ballet & breakdancing in a new series of short movies by Quiksilver http://t.co/7KlYYh9g

LC_CivicBallet (@LC_CivicBallet) (@LC_CivicBallet) January 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm

RT @theballetbag: We love this -> Surf meets #ballet & breakdancing in a new series of short movies by Quiksilver http://t.co/7KlYYh9g

A Dance Mom (@DanceKidsHealth) January 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

RT @theballetbag: We love this -> Surf meets #ballet & breakdancing in a new series of short movies by Quiksilver http://t.co/7KlYYh9g

Arthur Leone (@ArthurLeonePR) January 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm

RT @theballetbag: We love this -> Surf meets #ballet & breakdancing in a new series of short movies by Quiksilver http://t.co/7KlYYh9g

trish (@trishballet22) January 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

RT @Elitedance: Water Dancers http://t.co/06x0NqoU via @theballetbag #dance

Karllerina Ballerina (@LaT_Rex) January 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

@theballetbag: If you missed it earlier, Stephanie Gilmore connecting the dots between surf & #dance http://t.co/tEXzFOF0 < @MaRiaNoiDe jaja

PuntasyCorcheas (@PuntasyCorcheas) (@PuntasyCorcheas) January 17, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Water Dancers:

We’ve often said that surfers are to waves what dancers are to music (or was it the other… http://t.co/a2Zsxo26

Sarah O'Keefe (@NiceWorkPeople) January 22, 2012 at 10:01 am

RT @theballetbag: We love this -> Surf meets #ballet & breakdancing in a new series of short movies by Quiksilver http://t.co/7KlYYh9g

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