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Posted - 09/25/2018
Dancing Without Borders - Human Mandala for Climate Justice

Rise_for_Climate_Justice_close_up.jpgOn the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit, environmental advocates, youth, local community leaders and Indigenous people from around the world converged at Crissy Field, under the iconic Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. Together, participants created a large-scale aerial art image as they were immersed into an avant-garde musical journey.

The experience was meant to convey that honoring Indigenous Rights by Standing for Climate Justice is key to a truly 100% Renewable Energy Future.

Film by Teena Pugliese. View here.

Produced by Dancing Without Borders & Spectral Q

Aerial Art by John Quigley of Spectral Q

Image inspired by illustration of Jhon Cortés

Choreography by Magalie Bonneau

Creative Direction by Magalie Bonneau & John Quigley

Music Composed and Performed by Murray Hidary

Edited by Teena Pugliese & Ben Ross

Production team:

Magalie Bonneau, lead Producer & creative director

John Quigley, co-producer and creative director

Lisa Chacon, lead outreach and logistics

Jewel Buchanan-Boone, social media, graphic design & media

Catherine Boulos, production coordinator

Orion Camero, youth outreach

Joanna Bowzer and the MindTravel team

Rae Abileah and the Climate Ribbons Team

Videographers & Photographers

Daniel ‘el Suchi’ Garcia, videographer

Ben Ross, videographer

Alexa Melo, videographer

David Creech, helicopter video

Bryant Place, drone operator

Jeffrey Dean, videographer

Lou Dematteis, helicopter photography

Josh Edelson, drone operator / photographer

Teena Pugliese, drone operator/videographer

Dance Performance

Esme Olivia of Earth Dancing

Singing Performances:

Aaron Ableman


The Thrive Street Choir

Special thanks to our Partners:

Invoking the Pause

Lush Charity Pot

Namaste Foundation

Magic Shugar Foundation


Climate Action Network

Amazon Watch

Guardians of the Forest

The Climate Ribbons

Impact Hub Oakland

Evolution Juice

Special thanks to our volunteers!

Christine Barrington

Carter Brooks

Holly Hodge

Matt Bauer

Amy Tucker

David Bleeden

Andrea Bowers

Renee Soule


and many others