Creative Climate

Jody Sperling was honored among 80 international artists by Human Impact Institute’s Creative Climate Awards with second prize for her “Ice Floe” video. See below for credits and special thanks.

Ice Floe from Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance on Vimeo.
Choreographer Jody Sperling had the unprecedented opportunity to travel to the Arctic to dance. She accompanied a science mission to the Chukchi Sea, north of the Bering Strait, as the first-ever choreographer-in-residence aboard the USCGC Healy. During the journey, she danced on sea ice at a dozen ice deployments. The footage from these in situ performances has been edited here by Ben Harden and Amanda Kowalski into a short movie.

Choreography & Performance: Jody Sperling
Video Editing: Ben Harden & Amanda Kowalski
Camera: Frank Bahr, Pierre Coupel & Jody Sperling
Music: Beo Morales & Brooks Williams
Costume Design: Mary Jo Mecca & Gina Nagy Burns in collaboration with Jody Sperling
Costume Construction: Mary Jo Mecca | Costume Painting: Gina Nagy Burns
Special thanks to the entire HL1401 crew and science party, especially Robert Pickart, Chris Polashenski, the Taukuvik team, BMCM Tim Sullivan, Executive Officer Stanclik and Captain Reeves.