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I Can Make a Water Dance
Karen Diaz Ensanian
What do mist, clouds, rain, snow, ice, lakes, rivers and geysers all have in common? They are all manifestations of the water cycle. By observing images of water, expressing the movement of water in action words and translating this movement into their own bodies, children begin to make dance.
I Can Make a Water Dance provides new vocabulary, poetic descriptions, and beautiful paintings to guide young dancers in exploring dance movement. Author/illustrator and dancer Karen Diaz Ensanian sees children developing "a greater understanding of water, and of their own bodies, while internalizing a deep love of the world they live in."
This book follows the path of the water cycle from evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection in puddles, streams, rivers, lakes and the ocean. Throughout the book, dancer images are paired with a question that sets readers on the path to creating their own water dances.
Book, 38 pages.