SUBMERGE: NYC’s Marine Science Festival

Sunday, October 5 from 12:40-1:20pm
Pier 26, Hudson River Park (enter at N. Moore St)

Choreographer Jody Sperling gives a presentation with physical oceanographer Dr. Larry Pratt exploring connections between the science of turbulence and the dance of sea ice. Sperling, recently returned from accompanying a 43-day science mission in the Arctic as choreographer-in-residence aboard the USCG Healy, will share her experience of dancing on sea ice. (Click to read all about Sperling’s voyage.) Pratt will discuss how fluid dynamics relates to sea ice formation.

The lecture will conclude with a screening of a short movie of Sperling’s ice dancing. This video has been selected as part of the Human Impacts Institute Creative Climate Awards.

This presentation is part of a day-long festival of free events at Pier 26 devoted to bringing awareness to NYC’s coastal waterways. The program is co-presented by Hudson River Park and New York Hall of Science. For more information, please visit: