Barkin/Selissen Project to commemorate 30th Anniversary With ‘An Evening Of Math And Dance’ At John Jay College

New York City Artistic Directors Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen will celebrate the thirteenth anniversary of their dance company. The Barkin/Selissen Project, will host a special presentation of An Evening of Math and Dance at 8:00pm on April 29 and April 30 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater, located within John Jay College.

Barkin Selissen Project

The Barkin/Selissen Project (or BSP) is a New York City-based contemporary dance company founded in 2009. The troupe presents the choreography of Barkin and Selissen through live performance, film and workshops.

The dance company strives to blur the lines between the emotional and intellectual, dream worlds and waking states. Barkin and Selissen’s choreography infuses a fresh perspective on complex subjects ranging from mathematics to human nature.

This event would not be possible without the generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which will consist of a performance of Differential Cohomology: Dance of the Diagram. Following this presentation, will be a panel discussion featuring prominent figures of both math and dance. Celebrated mathematician James Simons, commissioned Differential Cohomology, which is based on the mathematical theory that combines topology and calculus. Further details concerning speakers, performer bios and ticket prices will be shared over the next few months leading up to this event.

From across the U.S. to overseas the Barkin/Selissen Project has been presented at a variety of venues consisting of Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, SUNY Stony Brook’s Staller Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, West End Theater, among others.

By creating a mindful and inspiring environment, B/S P promotes a combination of techniques to prepare artists’ bodies for the challenges of the work and provides a vibrant platform for artistic growth, as well as refinement.

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