March 25-27th, Paul R. Ehrlich joined Karole Armitage and her dance company, Armitage Gone! Dance as narrator for the performance On the Nature of Things. Set against the backdrop of the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at New York’s American Museum of Natural History the piece depicts the perfect storm of environmental problems that the world faces and its cultural context.
Bess Rowen, a PhD Candidate of Theatre at the City University of New York, provides a review:
On the Nature of Things is less about showing Armitage’s most exciting and new choreographic contributions and more about using movement to tell a narrative that is not exactly pleasing: if we don’t start paying more attention, we’re going to totally ruin our planet. This artistic collaboration between the arts and sciences is exciting in its purpose, though the reasons it has come into being might not be the happiest. Too often people consider these modes of thinking as diametrically opposed, even as they are so often said together.
Read the full review.
Listen to Karole and Paul on Science Friday with Ira Flatow, produced by Annie Minoff, SciArts Producer: