Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project, a multi-disciplinary live performance fusing original music with art, imagery, and science to address global sustainability and provide a path toward meaningful response. The score by composer Laura Kaminsky is performed by the Fry Street Quartet, with spoken elements by physicist and educator Robert Davies, and imagery by visual artist Rebecca Allan and photographer Garth Lenz, Rising Tide unfolds in a series of vignettes juxtaposing the natural world from which we have emerged and the human world that has emerged from us. Grounded in science, elevated by art, and igniting response, The Crossroads Project confronts a planet under siege and a future in peril, inspiring audiences to change the course.
The Crossroads Project was part of a two-day residency supported by the Rankin Scholars in Residence Program and promoted a partnership between Drexel’s Department of Performing Arts and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The residency included a public performance in Mandell Theater with talk-back, a public panel discussion at the Academy of Natural Sciences, and in-class learning sessions for Drexel students in the areas of music, art, and environmental science.
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Melting Ice/Changing Winds (Dance and Music of Climate Change), a collaboration inspired by the artists unique experience in the Arctic and addressing global warming. Described by critics as “dazzling” (The Times) and “mesmerizing” (Edinburgh Spotlight), Melting Ice/Changing Winds is a collaboration between acclaimed choreographer Jody Sperling (Time Lapse Dance) and composer Matthew Burtner.
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Season partners included The Academy of Natural Sciences and the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.