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An Evening of Math and Dance
April 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Featuring Differential Cohomology; Dance of the Diagram
Followed by panel discussion with Jim Simons, moderated by Heather Berlin
April 29 & 30 2022 at 8pm
Doors open at 7:15pm
Light the way to a greater understanding of the space and structure around us with the NYC premiere of An Evening of Math & Dance: Differential Cohomology; Dance of the Diagram.
Barkin/Selissen Project, a forward-thinking New York City-based contemporary dance company, in conjunction with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, presents two evenings (April 29 & 30th,) of unique mathematics-inspired contemporary dance, followed by a panel discussion featuring notable mathematicians and choreographers collaborating in and across fields. Moderated by Heather Berlin both nights, and with special guest Ira Flatow on Friday 4/29 only, this lively conversation includes panelists such as Jim Simons, as well as Barkin/Selissen Project Artistic Directors Aaron Selissen and Kyla Barkin.
Differential Cohomology; Dance of the Diagram brings math to life as dancers contract, expand and redraw concepts with their bodies and on the stage following algebraic principles. In manifesting mathematical theory in movement and form, dance
rs bring the subject to a new horizon, for the mathematically inclined and challenged alike.
Set to music from Sirius String Quartet, dancers for this performance include Kara Chan, Fumihiro Kikuchi, Sumire Ishige, Lindsay Harwell, Michael Bishop, Amanda Sommers, Mark Willis, Brianna Rivera, Kisara Nonaka, Julia Discenza, Ellie Swainhart, Molly Gray.
Differential Cohomology; Dance of the Diagram was originally commissioned for the opening of the Sim
ons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University. Simons’ research and published papers mark him as one of the primary names in the field of cohomology and his inspiration and support acted as the catalyst for the creation of this dance.
Things to note:
● Please enter the GERALD W. LYNCH THEATER at 524 W 59th Street between 10th and
11th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Staff will direct you to the private theater
entrance/exit from there.
● There is a Central Parking lot on the corner of 59th Street and 11th Avenue.
● The panel discussion will begin immediately following the dance performance. If you are
planning to attend the entire evening, please stay in or near your seat during the
transition between the dance and the panel discussion
● For further information on current and evolving covid protocols, please see Broadway
League at https://www.broadwayleague.com/covid-19-updates/
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Artistic Direction and Choreography: Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen
Lighting Design: Stephen Petrilli
Dancers: Michael Bishop, Kara Chan, Molly Gray, Lindsay Harwell, Sumire Ishige, Fumihiro
Kikuchi, Kisara Nonaka, Brianna Rivera, Amanda Sommers, Ellie Swainhart, Mark Willis
Music: Sirius String Quartet
Costumes: Mary Jo Mecca
This production was made possible, in part, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and public funds
from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in
partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.