Global Site Performance
Upcoming Projects


Eighteenth Annual  !!

Site-Specific Performance at the Mississippi River
Stone Arch Bridge, Historic Minneapolis Milling District, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, June 21, 2014
8:00 PM

Solstice River 2014


Global Site Performance & Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education present Marylee Hardenbergh’s

Solstice River XVIII: 

the eighteenth annual site-specific performance at the Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis --  Honoring the Mississippi River on the Longest Day of the Year

Created by Marylee Hardenbergh

Music by J. David Moore simulcast over KBEM FM 88.5

Saturday June 21, 2014 --  8:00 PM

Free and open to the public  -- Rain or shine

In partnership with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Guthrie Theater,, A Minneapolis Milfoil Project, Mill City Museum, the Twin Cities T’ai-Chi Ch’uan Studio and Jeff Grundtner.

Hardenbergh is Artist-in-Residence at Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education. See her work at

This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Thanks also to the Marbrook Foundation, the Hayes Fund of the HRK Foundationand Onan Family Foundation.

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council


The Stone Arch Festival of the Arts is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th, 2014.


SAVE THE DATE: On June 20, 2015 our third biennial Global Water Dances will again take place:

Bridge photo Tony Twiggs/Leigh Malmer; graphic design Corey Sevett


Solstice River 2014


From the press release:

The eighteenth annual Solstice River performance, honoring the Mississippi River on the longest day of the year, is your yearly opportunity to see the familiar expanse of the Mississippi River punctuated with extravagant color and movement. Solstice River is created by Minneapolis-based choreographer Marylee Hardenbergh, with an original score by composer J. David Moore and will be simulcast on KBEM 88.5 FM.  This year, dancers from the past 18 years are invited to perform, combining veteran and new performers.

The best viewing spots are right on the bridge. Performers will be on, under, and around the bridge, on the banks of the river, and on the rooftops of riverside buildings.

For the Finale of the performance, audiences are invited to remain on the bridge and participate in the “Blue Highway” with simple movements led by bridge captains. Audience members will line the metaphorical banks of the river of blue fabric that symbolizes the Mississippi along the length of the Stone Arch Bridge!

Spectators can also learn more about the Watershed of the Mississippi River, with information provided by the Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) at Hamline University.

Choreographer Marylee Hardenbergh is a pioneer artist in the field of site-specific dance. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at The Center for Global Environmental Education. Hardenbergh’s work incorporates the existing elements of a site into her performances. She has choreographed on dancers, as well as on kayaks, seaplanes, cherry pickers, barges, in-line skaters, and construction cranes. Her vision is to make sites come alive so that audiences see the world around them in a new way.



The projects that Global Site Performance has been invited to create are very exciting to us. These projects exemplify not only our passions, but also the areas of the world in which we want to move. We are interested in building ongoing cross-cultural relationships between women of multiple ethnicities. We desire to create beauty and wholeness, to make dances that are community-based, and to create multi-community events that affirm the power of women, for it is the women who weave together the fabric of the family and community.