Presentation Title

Interaction

Authors' Names

Hila Tzipora Chase

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

"Interaction" is an integrative performing arts piece drawing from biological concepts and communicated through movement arts. Colloquially it is a dance piece, though it involves techniques from circus arts, improvisation, and other performing arts disciplines. The piece was born from a shared love of combining biology and movement arts between graduate student Hila Tzipora Chase and research mentee Stephanie Klein (both biologists with a background in movement arts).

Join us in exploring some of the most intimate and fundamental interactions in nature. From predator-prey relationships to interactions between humans and wildlife; from the dynamics of wind meeting wings to the strangling tension between competing plants. Explore what it means to interact- to be defined as an active entity by those around you and they in turn by those around them. To be a constantly shifting network of interactions. This is how life works.

This brief dance piece will tell several stories of interaction, and seeks not only to evoke emotions and impressions from the audience, but also to educate and engage the audience in specific biological concepts. These stories include specific examples from biological research and highlight some of the active research currently going on at UM, particularly with regard to bird biology and ecology.

Mentor Name

Bret Tobalske

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Interaction

UC North Ballroom

"Interaction" is an integrative performing arts piece drawing from biological concepts and communicated through movement arts. Colloquially it is a dance piece, though it involves techniques from circus arts, improvisation, and other performing arts disciplines. The piece was born from a shared love of combining biology and movement arts between graduate student Hila Tzipora Chase and research mentee Stephanie Klein (both biologists with a background in movement arts).

Join us in exploring some of the most intimate and fundamental interactions in nature. From predator-prey relationships to interactions between humans and wildlife; from the dynamics of wind meeting wings to the strangling tension between competing plants. Explore what it means to interact- to be defined as an active entity by those around you and they in turn by those around them. To be a constantly shifting network of interactions. This is how life works.

This brief dance piece will tell several stories of interaction, and seeks not only to evoke emotions and impressions from the audience, but also to educate and engage the audience in specific biological concepts. These stories include specific examples from biological research and highlight some of the active research currently going on at UM, particularly with regard to bird biology and ecology.