The Dance Department presents an interdisciplinary panel discussion on climate change with dance artist Jody Sperling, whose work seeks to bridge the gap between human and nature, art and science, mind and body. In 2014, Sperling became the first-ever choreographer-in-residence to join a polar science mission aboard the U.S Coast Guard Cutter Healy. For 43 days she journeyed through the Chukchi Sea where she danced solo on ice floes, documenting the performances on film. Ms. Sperling will be joined by Alice Bradley, Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Nicole Brown, Assistant Professor of Classics, and Shanti Pillai, Assistant Professor of Theatre. The unique perspectives of the panelists will reflect upon the existential threat that climate change poses to our way of being, and how we may enact change through our work. What are the pathways to moving past despair and apathy and toward action?