ARMITAGE GONE! DANCE
Fables on Global Warming
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 (8pm)
UNCW Kenan Auditorium
The presentation of Fables on Global Warming by Armitage Gone! Dance was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Additional support provided by Target®
Panel Discussion & Reception:
Translating Science into Art
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 | 6 pm
UNCW Center for Marine Science Auditorium
The Center for Marine Science is located on Marvin K. Moss Ln off Masonboro Loop Rd click here for a map and directions
Join UNCW Artists in Residence and creators of Fables Global Warming, Karole Armitage and Corey Dargel, along with UNCW faculty Philip Gerard and special guest Andrew Belser, for a conversation on Translating Science into Art. Explore art/science collaborations with an inside look at new works that communicate or aestheticize scientific theories about human impact on the environment. Hear about the projects, the creative process, the challenges of working across disciplines and the successful outcomes.
Wine and cheese reception to follow.
Free and open to the public. Limited seating. RSVP at Kenan Auditorium Box Office 910.962.3500.
The Panelists & Projects
Choreographer Karole Armitage and composer/lyricist Corey Dargel recently collaborated with ecologist Dr. John Harte (UC Berkeley), researchers and visual artists to create Fables on Global Warming, a new work by Armitage Gone! Dance (public performance Sat., Oct. 26 at Kenan Auditorium). Armitage, a former Guggenheim fellow and recipient of France’s prestigious Commandeur dans l'orde des Arts et des Lettres, has collaborated on numerous project with scientists, including her 2010 work Three Theories.
Andrew Belser, founding Artistic Director of The Gravity Project and former Chair of the Department of Theatre at UNCW, is part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Pennsylvania State University and the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research which received a $2.5 million three-year NSF grant for an innovative art/science collaboration. The project, which utilizes the expertise of geologists, engineers, chemists, social scientists, performance artists and land management experts, engages and educates communities about the science of fracking. Belser is currently on faculty at Penn State's School of Theatre.
Philip Gerard is the author of three novels and five books of nonfiction including Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina, which takes readers into the fabled waters of the Cape Fear River. Accompanying the author by canoe and powerboat are a cadre of people passionate about the river, among them a river guide, a photographer, a biologist, a river keeper, and a boat captain. teaches in the BFA and MFA Programs of the Creative Writing Department at UNCW.