Liz Lerman Dance Exchange’s “Time Has Set The Table For Tea: A Matter of Origins Project”

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents Liz Lerman Dance Exchange‘s “Time Has Set the Table for Tea: A Matter of Origins Project”  to combine performance and conversation with iPads, chocolate cake, and tea this THURSDAY!

A component of the production “The Matter of Origins,” specifically designed for Wesleyan, this unique experience will contemplate our relationship to the essence of matter during a 360-degree performance happening and interactive conversation with Wesleyan faculty (see full list of “provocateurs” below) aided by the use of iPads, plus chocolate cake and tea for audience members. By taking the performance work out of the theater and placing in a ballroom space in the heart of the campus, the lines between performance and post-performance conversation/interaction are blurred.

Through conversations with scientists across the globe, from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, Lerman learned about satellites probing the farthest reaches of the cosmos, and experiments designed to recreate the conditions in the sub-seconds after the Big Bang. Through her lens as an artist, Lerman will share the fascinating results of her research.

Date: Thursday February 24

Time: 7pm and 9:30pm

Place: Beckham Hall

Price: Student Admission is $4, Regular Admission is $5

Here is the list of Provocateurs:

About the “Provocateurs”

Thefollowing is the confirmed team of hosts from diverse academic backgrounds that will join the audience at the tables in Fayerweather Beckham Hall in conversation during “Time Has Set the Table for Tea” on Thursday, February 24, 2011. The specific performance time(s) for each Wesleyan University “provocateur” is in parentheses.

·      Courtney Fullilove, Assistant Professor of History (7pm)

·      Laura Grabel, Professor of Biology (9:30pm)

·      William Herbst, Professor of Astronomy (9:30pm)

·      Manju Hingorani, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (7pm, 9:30pm)

·      Scott Holmes, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (7pm)

·      William Johnston, Professor of History, East Asian Studies, and Science in Society (9:30pm)

·      Katja Kolcio, Associate Professor of Dance, Environmental Studies (7pm)

·      Susan Lourie, Adjunct Professor of Dance (7pm)

·      Amy MacQueen, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (7pm, 9:30pm)

·      David Pollack, Associate Professor of Mathematics (9:30pm)

·      Jakob Schaeffer, Graduate Student in Astronomy (9:30pm)

·      Michael Singer, Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies (7pm, 9:30pm)

·      Johan Varekamp, Professor of Earth Sciences and Environmental Studies (7pm)


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