Pluripotency is a collaboration between scientist Dr. Laura Grabel and choreographer Elizabeth Johnson exploring stem cells and the ethical implications of stem cell research. Funded by New Haven Arts Council Reintegrate program. Wesleyan University, 2013. 2 minute excerpts include a solo with Elizabeth Johnson and a section featuring members of the Grabel Lab.
JMU DNA Dance on the Quad
Take 4,000 freshmen, 280 orientation leaders, two strands of DNA and one Quad, add a liberal dose of dance moves, courtesy of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, and you get an "epic" experience! JMU's first-year students celebrated the beginning of their Madison Experience with a unique collaboration of science and the arts. They expressed their thoughts and reactions to "The DNA Age," a series of articles written by Amy Harmon for The New York Times, to movement in dance on JMU's Quad.
Where Meta Meets Mini
A dance exploring the biology of cellular respiration. Concept and direction by Elizabeth Johnson and Daniel Zook. Created with and for the freshman dance ensemble at James Madison University. Performed in Harrisonburg, VA in November, 2011.
A video dance created with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange for the exhibit "Cells The Universe Inside Us" at the Maryland Science Center. Choreography by Elizabeth Johnson, video by Logan Kibens.
Cells the Universe Inside Us: Mitosis
Created with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange for the "Cells The Universe Inside Us" exhibit at Maryland Science Center. Elizabeth Johnson (choreographer) and Logan Kibens (video).
Cells Are the Building Blocks of Life
Created with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange as part of "Cells The Universe Inside Us" exhibit at Maryland Science Center. Choreography by Elizabeth Johnson, video by Logan Kibens.
Video samples include Pluripotency, a colloboration with stem cell researcher Laura Grabel, the DNA Dance by James Madison University class of 2014, a dance exploring cellular respiration with James Madison University's freshman dance ensemble and short video works created with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange for Cells the Universe Inside Us at Maryland Science Center (choreography by Elizabeth Johnson, video by Logan Kibens).