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“Punk Ballerina” Makes Climate Change Personal

In today’s New York Times, Karole Armitage recounts her early exposure to the natural world, “starting at about age 13, I would hike straight over the mountain to go to Aspen, where Ballet West had a summer residency,” Ms. Armitage said recently at her TriBeCa apartment. “I would stay there for three weeks and hike back. That’s the crazy way I grew up.”

Later this month, the award-winning Armitage Gone! Dance Company, led by founder and Artistic Director Karole Armitage, will premiere their piece On the Nature of Things in the Museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. The dance, accompanied by narration written and performed by biologist Paul Ehrlich, was inspired by Dr. Ehrlich’s writings on climate change and created specifically for the hall, incorporating iconic exhibits like the polar bear diorama.

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A new dance choreographed specifically for the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life aims to bring the implications of climate disruption home.

“It’s really talking about how a change of consciousness is necessary for humans to adapt to what is happening,” says Karole Armitage, founder and Artistic Director of the award-winning Armitage Gone! Dance Company. “It’s a meditative essay, scientifically and also artistically.

Tickets are available now for the three performances, March 25-27. Learn more