In April 2016 in New York City, The Vanessa Long Dance Company is launching the premier of its newest piece Urban Tumbleweed, which combines Hatha Yoga and Contemporary Dance to raise awareness of our growing problem of plastic waste. With the help of 1,840 plastic bags, the audience is shown a glimpse into the not too distant future where plastic waste is an irreversible problem. Not only is this piece daunting but it is also beautiful. The plastic bags move with dancers and they navigate through the piece, moving up and down the stage.
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