Oasis (1997)

Commissioned by Dancing in the Streets On-Site New York City program
Produced by Dance/Theatre/Etcetera
Conceived and Directed by Martha Bowers
Music by Ralph Denzer

OASIS was a live dance and music performance that toured NYC’s community gardens in 1997, drawing attention to the Gardens’ battle with the City to preserve their spaces.

A live brass band, blues singer, six dancers and a puppeteer traveled throughout NYC performing in community garden spaces. Pre-performance workshops were conducted in each location to incorporate neighborhood youth into the performance.

Performances were held at the Warren Street Garden, The Westside Community Garden, The Garden Pier, The Pleasant Village Community Garden, and the East New York Garden.