Queens, New York ◦ 2018 - Present
2019 Programme of Artists
Lauren Alzos-Benke (Dance Lead/Choreographer)
Elizabeth Benzik (Dance Assistant/Instructor)
Jennifer Jurek (Dance Assistant/Instructor)
Jared Blake DiCroce (Event Emcee)
A. King McCarty
Brian J. Soliwoda
This project was made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.
2018 Waggle It Festival Photo Highlights
Future of the Project
Salt Tree Art continued the Waggle It festival tradition in 2020 by collecting dance video submissions to create a Waggle It Instagram story. For #EarthDay50, we also hosted a live event on Instagram and Facebook with a beekeeping demonstration from local partner Astor Apiaries and a live, remote dance celebration! Waggle dancing was also featured in our at-home learning module for Bees & Other Pollinators, and during our 2020 Fall Festoon bee-themed digital festival.
The waggle dance will continue to make appearances in our future pollinator awareness events and activities.