Choreographer Jody Sperling had the extraordinary opportunity to travel to the Arctic to dance. She participated in a polar science mission to the Chukchi Sea, north of the Bering Strait, as the first-ever choreographer-in-residence aboard the USCGC Healy. During the journey, she danced on sea ice at a dozen ice deployments. The footage from these in situ performances has been edited here by Ben Harden and Amanda Kowalski into a short movie. For more info about Jody's Arctic experience and upcoming related projects: timelapsedance.com/arctic-spring/
Choreography & Performance: Jody Sperling
Video Editing: Ben Harden & Amanda Kowalski
Camera: Frank Bahr, Pierre Coupel & Jody Sperling
Music: Beo Morales & Brooks Williams
Costume Design: Mary Jo Mecca & Gina Nagy Burns in collaboration with Jody Sperling
Costume Construction: Mary Jo Mecca | Costume Painting: Gina Nagy Burns
Special thanks to the entire HL1401 crew and science party, especially Robert Pickart, Chris Polashenski, the Taukuvik team, BMCM Tim Sullivan, Executive Officer Stanclik and Captain Reeves.