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They sing and dance to fight a global threat

Pacific Islanders tour with their arts to spread word of climate change

By Laura Bleiberg
Globe Correspondent / November 13, 2011

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“Water Is Rising’’ is not coy about its purpose. The show was created as a direct, personal appeal to America by dancers and singers from Kiribati, Tokelau, and Tuvalu, atolls and coral islands in the central Pacific Ocean. While it aims to entertain, the production - which comes to Sanders Theatre in Cambridge Saturday night - is also an impassioned plea for help in the fight against climate change.

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WATER IS RISING: Music and Dance Amid Climate Change Presented by

World Music/CRASHarts

At: Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Saturday 8 p.m. Tickets: $28-$40. 617-876-4275, www.worldmusic.org; lecture/demonstration Nov. 20, 3:30 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston. Tickets: free; register at waterisrising.eventbrite.com