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Performance & Talkback with Ecological Artist-in-Residence Jody Sperling and Time Lapse Dance

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jody Sperling and Time Lapse Dance present the first of two showcase performances at the 2023 Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference right here at Ethical. The showcase highlights the acclaimed climate-engaged collaboration between the Society’s ‘Eco’ Arist-in-Residence, choreographer Jody Sperling and composer Matthew Burtner. This timely program has been heralded as “a visually gorgeous evening of performance” with “a deeper level to discover” (Fjord Review).

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The performances feature excerpts of three works. In Wind Rose, dancers render changing atmospheric patterns palpable to sight, sound, and touch. Plastic Harvest explores the proliferation of plastic pollution. Sperling’s solo American Elm considers the relationship between trees and people.

This Saturday showcase will feature a conversation with Jody Sperling, Eco-Artist-in-Residence at The New York Society of Ethical Culture, about the work’s climate engagement.

“Dance Speaks an Ethical Language” – Read our interview with Jody Sperling!

Learn more about Jody and this program on her website

Watch an interview with Jody discussing Time Lapse Dance:

Watch Jody perform American Elm:

American Elm (2022) from Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance on Vimeo.


About American Elm:
“Sperling was a master of stage presence as she evoked the deep-rooted majesty of the tree”
—Fjord Review

About Plastic Harvest:
“a folk dance for the 21st Century”
—Dance Enthusiast

About Wind Rose:
“the extent of its power can be hypnotic”
—World Policy Institute



January 14
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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