Image courtesy of MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet
MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet performs Climate: Movement for Change, a trio of climate-inspired works, at The Ailey Citigroup Theater on September 23-25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the high-profile New York Climate Week which starts with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Summit 2019.
MOVEIUS’ work explores the intersection of policy and performance, thanks to the unique background of Artistic Director Diana Movius, who trained under Charlotte Ballet’s Patricia McBride, and who has conducted climate policy work for the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Center for Clean Air Policy.
Climate: Movement for Change features a trio of pieces that unite art and activism. GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet, which imagines dancers as melting polar ice caps, Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall, plays off Stravinsky’s score to explore the 2008 financial collapse, and a new piece, tentatively titled Ground Control (working title), is inspired by the first pictures taken of Earth from space.