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This edition: Science and the Arts

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 25, 2011.

First aired: October 25, 2011.

It may be hard to imagine what theatre, dance and even the circus have to do with science but in this episode we show you those connections and more.

Marlene Peralta goes extreme with Elizabeth Streb and takes you inside the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics where choreography meets science as these dancers challenge the laws of gravity for the sake of their show!

Lisa Beth Kovetz introduces us to a playwright whose science background influences her writing.

How do orchids and Broadway intersect? Donna Hanover meets a Broadway designer who uses his theatre background to help design an exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden that will have you cheering in the aisles.

Every wonder what the circus could teach you about science? Carol Anne Riddell has the answer.

And Barry Mitchell meets Odd Todd where science and cartoons collide on the drawing board!

For more information on our stories:
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Orchids -
Circus -
Odd Todd -

Guest List

Joel Jeske Clown, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey

Fabian Michelangeli Associate Curator, NY Botanical Garden Institute of Systematic Botany

Scott Pask Scenic Designer

Mike Richter Clown, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey

Todd Rosenberg Animator

Richard N. Steinberg Professor of Physics and Secondary Education, City College/CUNY

Elizabeth Streb Choreographer, performer and teacher, STREB

Fabio Tavares da Silva Dancer, STREB

Kathryn Walat Playwright

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