Freaky Friday: Phosphorous and Dance


Redpath Museum In Dawson Gallery, 2nd floor., 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA
Free with donation to Museum.

By Genevieve Metson (Ph.D. Natural Resource Sciences, McGill). Learn about the flow of phosphorus and how to better manage it through the body movements of 6 dancers. Phosphorus is a mineral that is essential for plant growth. It is used as a fertilizer in farm fields, but any surplus runs off into nearby rivers and streams with disastrous results for aquatic life. Followed by the documentary film Pina (2011) about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch. The film showcases some of the best known dance pieces performed inside the Tanztheater Wuppertal and in various outdoor locations.

PHOTO: Genevieve Metson (left) and Emilie Barrette performing a dance about phosphorous, represented by the blue-green ribbon. Photo: Eve Marie Beauchemin.