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The tragedies of September 11 will be remembered and memorialized through modern dance for four nights in DUMBO’s Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park.

The eight-year-old, Park Slope-based Silver-Brown Dance Company (SBD) has created "Oasis 3" to commemorate the terrorist attacks. The company will perform in the park against the Manhattan skyline.

"Oasis 3" was choreographed for "the community to come together to remember, to reflect, to mourn, and to heal," said SBD Artistic Director Eva Silverstein, who is from Brooklyn Heights. "I believe the arts have the power to heal."

Silverstein said her work with firefighters, widows and community members, and research at Ground Zero informed the dance. The event is expected to draw those affected by the tragedies, and especially families and friends to honor their lost loved ones and support each other.

"My hope is that ’Oasis 3’ will touch people with both sadness and joy," said Silverstein. "The personal sadness we all feel is so deep and still so fresh, and yet, I feel it is also important to celebrate the lives of those who were taken from us and the heroism, the bravery, our universal humanity."

"Oasis 3" will be performed in the Cove at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park (entrance at Water and New Dock streets in DUMBO) at 7 pm on Sept. 8, 9 and 11 and at 5 pm on Sept. 10. All performances are free. For more information, visit the Web site www.brooklynbridgepark.org or call (718) 802-0603.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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