This video sample shows examples of Ocean (210-2013) outreach and performance. Ocean is a multidisciplinary performance piece created by SpectorDance in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Ocean brings together art and science to investigate the state of our world ocean, foster constructive dialogue, and inspire responsible stewardship.
Excerpts were performed at the Smithsonian Museum in June 2012 as part of Capitol Hill Ocean Week.
Choreography/Director: Fran Spector Atkins
Media Integration: William Roden
Scientific Coordinator: Kyra Schlining
Images: The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Additional Video Clips: William Roden (New Dawn Studios), Kip Evans (Mountain and Sea Productions), Chris Gage Photography and Linda Kuhnz (Abreojos Diving Adventures).
Music: Colin Farish
Filmed interviews with renowned ocean scientists include: Dr. Sylvia Earle (National Geographic Explorer, author), Peter Brewer, Ph.D. (ocean chemist at MBARI and member of the IPCCcommittee awarded a Nobel Prize in conjunction with Al Gore), Dr. James Barry (benthic biologist at MBARI), Dr. Alana Sherman (electrical engineer at MBARI), Dr. Kenneth Coale (chemical oceanographer and former director of Moss Landing Marine Labs), Erin Loury (Moss Landing Marine Labs graduate student), Dr. James Lindholm (Division of Science and Environmental Policy at California State University, Monterey Bay), Andrea Olsen (author and professor of Dance and the Environment from Middlebury College), and Kip Evans and Chuck Davis (ocean photographers).Biographies
Dancers: Maria Basile, Vicky Alverez, Kelsi Auday, Lilly Nguyen, Joshua Lau