A new dance choreographed specifically for the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life aims to bring the implications of climate disruption home.
From March 25-27, the award-winning Armitage Gone! Dance Company will premiere their piece On the Nature of Things in the Museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. The dance, accompanied by narration written and performed by biologist Paul Ehrlich, was inspired by Dr. Ehrlich’s writings on climate change and created specifically for the hall, incorporating iconic exhibits like the polar bear diorama.
The result is a one-of-a-kind performance that explores the issue of climate change—and the loss of biodiversity that accompanies it—in a cultural context to illuminate the complex relationship between mankind and the natural world.