Wind Rose

by Jody Sperling

Wind Rose continues choreographer Jody Sperling’s collaboration with environmental composer Matthew Burtner. A wind rose is a meteorological tool that graphically represents wind speed and direction at a particular location. This dance visualizes local and global winds patterns which are changing dramatically along with the earth’s climate. The dance is an integration of sound, movement and airflow, with the dancers creating swelling gusts and subsiding breezes in complex rhythmic patterns.

“an artistic simulation of the meteorological tool . . . that engages the viewer’s senses of sight, hearing, and touch to draw you deeply into the moment. Indeed, the extent of its power can be hypnotic.”
–Erica Digman, World Policy Institute

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