Safe Harbor (1998-1999)

Conceived and Directed by Martha Bowers
Music by Tiye Giraud

SAFE HARBOR II was commissioned by the Taipei Theater and the Mulberry Street Theatre as an original site-specific work adapted for the stage. It was presented at the Taipei Theatre in the Spring of 1999 in Midtown Manhattan.

“A refreshingly unslick yet breathtaking production.” – THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE

Co-produced by Dance/Theatre/Etcetera and Dancing in the Streets. A site-specific event created for the waterfront of Red Hook, Brooklyn. This evening length event explored the immigrant history of this waterfront community. Audience members were led along the waterfront and through the cobbled streets of Red Hook, as performers danced and sang from floating stages, on jetties and boats. SAFE HARBOR had a cast of over 40 people which included a community choir, professional dancers and musicians, local community members as well as the boats and crews of Floating the Apple- an organization that builds and rows replicas of the historic “whitehall gigs” (25 ft. row boats) with New York City youth.