The Phoenix Islands Come to Boston!

This post from the New England Aquarium News and Updates Blog was recently sent out to Aquarium fans in the Seabits e-newsletter (sign up to get it here). We're cross posting it here to make sure all our Phoenix Islands fans know about this special event!

Water is Rising
Dance and Music Performance
Saturday, November 19
Sanders Theatre in Cambridge

Special Offer for the Aquarium Community
Receive 50 percent off tickets by purchasing in advance. Call World Music/CRASHarts at 617-876-4275 Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mention the coupon code NEAQ50  at start of order. Or use the same coupon code during checkout when you purchase tickets online.

PLEASE NOTE: This discount is not valid on previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other offer. Handling fees apply. Subject to availability. Offer expires Thursday, November 17, at 5 p.m.

About the Event
As one of the leading forces behind the creation of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area in partnership with Kiribati, the New England Aquarium has long recognized the tiny atoll nations of the Pacific as bellwethers for global climate change. The remote and far-flung islands of countries like Kiribati, Tokelau and Tuvalu are on the front lines of climate change, experiencing such climate change symptoms as coral bleaching events and rising ocean levels. The people who live on these vulnerable atolls also risk becoming the first cultures on Earth to be submerged by rising sea levels.

For hundreds of years, the islands’ history, spiritual teachings and social values were danced and sung rather than written. Now, as their fragile way of life is threatened, the 36 dancers and musicians of Water is Rising create an elegant, sensual and exuberant performance that expresses their deep connections to nature and the legacy of their traditions as well as their feelings about global climate change. Their shared spirit and intense energy represent the joyful vitality of their collective ethos.