Arctic Update

New York choreographer, Jody Sperling, has now reached Arctic waters. (See Jody’s Sense of Ice. April 28, 2014) She is shown here performing in the open air, on what is — hopefully — thick ice, as her ride, the Coast Guard cutter Healy, docks near a floe. Her billowing costume was designed to represent “the blanched ridges and wind-swept surfaces” of that stark landscape. The work itself is an “elegy” to the disappearing sea ice. Sperling is believed to be the first dancer to perform on an ice cap. And she is certainly the first to earn the designation “choreographer-in-residence to the U.S. Coast Guard.” You can follow her progress at Timelapsedance.com