THEORY of FLIGHT at Yale University
When | 1 & 2 March 2013 - 8pm
Where | Yale's Off Broadway Theater, 41 Broadway (Behind Toad's Place), New Haven, CT 06520
Tickets | Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reserve tickets here.
A fully staged production of Theory of Flight comes to Yale's Off Broadway Theater. Lucy Fitz Gibbon performas as the Bird Spirit and Anna Lindemann as scientist Alida Kear. The production is directed by Sara Holdren. The Off-Broadway performances of Theory of Flight are amongst the events in the debut year of the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, a new Yale University initiative that aims to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue, creative collaboration, and research among scientists and humanists.
Entertaining Science: Flight Club
When | 9 December 2012 - 6pm
Where | Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, New York, NY 10014
Anna will present a version of Theory of Flight alongside a talk by ornithologist Andrew Farnsworth on bird flight migration calls as part of the Conerlia Street Café Entertaining Science series. Entertaining Science has since 2002 paired public lectures by prominent scientists with performances by artists. The series is coordinated by founder, chemist and poet Roald Hoffman of Cornell University and neuroscientist and composer Dave Soldier of Columbia University. Past participants include scientists from a broad range of fields, including Oliver Sacks, Benoit Mandelbrot, Joseph Le Doux, Carl Djerassi, and Mark Moffet, paired with musicians, actors, filmmakers, playwrights, and choreographers including Vitaly Komar, Elliott Sharp, Phoebe Legere, Mark Mitton and NelidaTirado.
Anna Lindemann on Storytelling and Science - Interview for Tin House
When | 15 May 2012
Where | Tin House Blog
Emma Komlos-Hrobsky interveiwed Anna Lindemann for the Tin House literary magazine blog. The interview explores how Theory of Flight plays with the intersection of science and fiction, and touches upon the objective versus the subjective, butterfly wings, and the inspiration of Borges.
Creating THEORY of FLIGHT
When | 29 February 2012 - 4:30pm
Where | Golden Auditorium, Little Hall, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Following performances of Theory of Flight at the Ho Tung Visualization Lab & Planetarium at Colgate February 17 and 18, Anna Lindemann gives a talk as part of the Art & Art History Department's lecture series discussing the creation of this fantasia of avian obsession and the integration of biology and art within the performance.
Survival of the Beautiful All-Day Wonder Cabinet
When | 25 February 2012 - 10:45am to 9:00pm
Where | Cantor Film Center, New York University, 36 E. 8th St., New York, NY
A solo version of Theory of Flight is presented as part of a line up of noteworthy scientists and artists pondering the aesthetics of evolution. This All-Day Wonder Cabinet is guest curated by David Rothenberg whose recent book Survival of the Beautiful (Bloomsbury, 2011) investigates art, science, and evolution. Many of the protagonists he encountered in writing his book will join him on stage at the Cantor Film Center to debate the question of whether nature’s beauty is actual, imaginary, useful, excessive, or perhaps even entirely beside the point. Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Anker, Philip Ball, Vitaly Komar, David Soldier, Jaron Lanier, and Richard Prum are among the many presenters. Events are free and open to the public. The Survival of the Beautiful All-Day Wonder Cabinet is presented by the New York Institute of the Humanities and is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Survival of the Beauitful: Scientists and Artists Face Off on the Aesthetics of Evolution
When | 24 February 2012 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Where | New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus Center Atrium, Newark, NJ
Anna Lindemann discusses Theory of Flight and the integration of biology and art within the performance as part of an NJIT Technology and Society Forum inspired by David Rothenberg's new book Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution.
THEORY of FLIGHT at Colgate University
When | 17 February 2012 - 4:30pm, 18 February 2012 - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Saturday, February 18 - 9:00pm A Flying Feast held in the O'Connor Student Center (COOP) follows the final performance
Where | Ho Tung Visualization Lab & Planetarium
4th Floor of the Ho Science Center, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346
Free Admission. Dangerous Ideas. Theory of Flight performs for full houses at the Ho Tung Visualization Lab and Planetarium at Colgate University. Lucy Fitz Gibbon as the Bird Spirit and Anna Lindemann as scientist Alida Kear. Directed by Alex Borinsky. The Flying Feast concocted by Ellie Markovitch and Rose Mitchell. Theory of Flight performances and the Flying Feast are part of the Interdisciplinary Events in the Arts & Sciences sponsored by the Colgate Arts Council.
The Museum of the Earth's Natural History at Noon lecture series presents a solo version of Theory of Flight.
Flight Origins, an excerpt from Theory of Flight, screens as part of a film festival organized by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center at the national 2011 Evolution Conference.
Theory of Flight premieres complete with magical chalkboard, successful flight, molecular animations, dreams of flight, avian arias, and Flying Feast. Music, animation, and story created by Anna Lindemann. Performed by soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon as the bird spirit and Anna Lindemann as the scientist. Directed by Emma Lunbeck with costumes by Kylin Mettler and lighting design by Jay Maury. The premiere is followed by a Flying Feast concocted by Ellie Markovitch and Rose Mitchell—a multi-taste experience inspired by the avian world. Performance development was funded in part by the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts and the RPI Arts Department.