iLand | Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance: Fifth Annual Symposium
Adaptability + Flow: Water and Weather over a Changing City - a symposium on movement, science and the environment in New York City.
April 5-6, 2013
Panels, Workshops & Performances @ the New School
This two-day event in the heart of New York City brings together
dancers, choreographers, designers, ecologists, advocates,
and scientists for interactive panel discussions, field workshops, and
This year’s symposium features an in-depth
review of 2012 iLAB residencies: Higher E.D. and Follow the Water Walks.
These two resident teams engaged in collaborative processes and
creative methodologies of data collection from both a scientific and
choreographic perspective. Higher E.D. explores different forms of
mapping New York City’s weather systems and Follow the Water Walks
examines relationships between sewer and river systems and the local
community near the Bronx River.
Joining the discussion are Philip Orton,
a research scientist studying storm surges in NYC; Victoria Marshall,
Professor of Urban Design at the New School; John Waldman, Professor of
Biology at Queens College and an expert on New York City’s waterways;
and Meredith Ramirez Talusan, a scholar and artist dedicated to
Founded in 2004 by choreographer, dancer and Artistic Director Jennifer Monson, iLAND investigates the power
of dance, in collaboration with other fields, to illuminate our kinetic understanding of the world. It is a dance
research organization with a fundamental commitment to environmental sustainability as it relates to art and
the urban context. Our goal is to cultivate crossdisciplinary research among artists, environmentalists,
scientists, urban designers, and other fields.