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Ice Floe – Video

Credits Choreography & Performance: Jody Sperling Video Editing: Ben Harden & Amanda Kowalski Camera: Tripod, Frank Bahr & Pierre Coupel Music: Beo Morales & Brooks Williams Costume...
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Habitat

During SUBICE’s 43 day voyage, I got to dance on sea ice 12 times. As the science mission concluded and the Healy headed south we left my dancing habitat behind. In the marginal ice zone, we encountered...
A mix of first year and milt-year ice. The floe’s primary topography is ridges that are formed dynamically as plates collide.

Ice Watching

My favorite place on the Healy is the bridge, where you can survey the every-changing panorama of sea ice. There’s a chair exactly like the captain’s chair, but on the port (left) side, that’s available...
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Ice Station Practice

So far, I’ve gotten to dance during four ice stations. An “ice station” is when the Healy nestles up against an ice floe, drops anchor and the scientists get to do their experiments—drill holes,...
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Time Lapse Dance Workshop

The science team aboard the Healy has been incredibly generous in giving me impromptu tutorials in such topics as sea ice composition, melt pond mathematics, ice algae bio-markers and zooplankton reproduction....
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Silhouettes

I was rehearsing in the Healy’s hangar and decided to open the door to the helipad. Moving from inside to outside and back again, I was able to modulate the silhouette effect captured by the camera. My...
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Hangar Heaven

Finding adequate rehearsal space in NYC is tough. In March and April while preparing for Polar Vortex, my dancers and I rehearsed in seven different locations. So, imagine my joy aboard USCG Healy where, as...
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Dancing in the Arctic

I’m aboard the Healy to conduct research—artistic, not scientific—for a choreography project entitled Ice Melt. While the science team will be collecting data about under-ice phytoplankton blooms, ocean...