About this event:

This symposium targets the ecology of the oceans, while focusing ultimately on highly intelligent aquatic mammals—cetaceans—and humpback whales in particular. The event will feature guest speakers Jim Darling, cetacean biologist, Charles “Flip” Nicklin, award-winning National Geographic Photographer, and will culminate with a performance of the world premiere of Unsoftly, to the Night by composer Matt Curlee. This piece, inspired in part by whale song, will feature student performers from Eastman as well as a collaboration with members of BIODANCE and students from the University of Rochester Program of Dance and Movement.


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM | Welcome and Introduction    
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Jim Darling: Five Really Strange Things about Humpback Whale Song
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Flip Nicklin: Nomads of the Deep – A Personal Story with Art through Images
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Break for audience to submit questions
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM | Brief pause to set up stage for performance
4:20 PM – 5:00 PM Unsoftly, to the Night (World Premiere)
5:00 PM | Reception with light refreshments just in Wolk Atrium. All are welcome!

This event is free and open to the public. The Sypmosium is co-sponsored by the Humanities Project, a program of the University of Rochester Humanities Center, the Institute for the Performing Arts, the Program of Dance and Movement, the Arts in Mind Project, and the Institute for Music Leadership.

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Event ID#: 3696