Here is all the good stuff (program info, video and photos) from our most recent work and performance for ArtBeat Somerville. Feedback is welcome in the comments:
Music by The Books
Choreographed by Jessica Muise and the dancers
Dancers: Alexandra Botti, Caroline Carbo, Madeleine Chansky, Kristina McCarthy, Alyssa Rosenfeld, Kara Zabatta
As a gardener, I am always amazed by insects' roles and abilities in an ecosystem as some of the smallest organisms visible to the naked eye. Some insects carry over three hundred times their weight, others furiously decompose to allow for new life and re-birth, and some fly upwards of seven miles a day in search of pollen, always managing to find a way home. This piece explores insects' ability to communicate location to each other; the location of flowers, the location of light, the location of home (or making the decision to find a new home). One name humans have given to their process of knowing is 'path integration', a continous integration of movement cues of distance and direction to find their way.