Al Gore, U2 to Join Cirque du Soleil Founder to 'Move Stars and Earth for Water'
The launch of the Soyuz TMA-16 with Guy Laliberté, on board, will mark the beginning of the Poetic Social Mission, the world’s very first social and artistic mission to be carried out from space. Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, will fulfill the Mission during his 12-day stay aboard the International Space Station. The purpose: to raise everyone’s awareness of water-related issues by drawing inspiration from the ONE DROP Foundation’s dream, “Water for all, all for water.”
Seeking to help advance the movement in favor of water for all, Moving Stars and Earth for Water is part of the scheduled awareness activities. This one-of-a-kind global event, broadcast on the One Drop home page Friday October 9, will be a beautiful 2-hour artistic event.
The artistic core of the show will be based around a poem written especially for the occasion by renowned novelist and Man-Booker Prize-winner Yann Martel. The tale will be gradually revealed as the program takes you through 14 cities around the world and will bring together personalities from different backgrounds such as Former U.S. Vice president Al Gore, U2, Tatuya Ishii, Peter Gabriel, Patrick Bruel, Shakira, A.R. Rahman, Julie Payette and many others who will join voices with Guy Laliberté to celebrate water.
Visit http://www.onedrop.org for more info and to watch the beautiful broadcast on October 9th!