Photo by Tom Caravaglia

Salon ABC, Level 1, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Age Level

8-10 11-13 14-18 18+
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Dance of the Diagram

Dance of the Diagram, choreographed by Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen, will delight all viewers, regardless of their previous mathematical credentials! The piece, commissioned by celebrated mathematician Dr. James Simons, was inspired by a beautiful piece of mathematics coming from geometry. As it goes in mathematics, so it goes on the dance floor, as dancers traverse specific sequences and patterns on a hexagonal diagram. Along their journeys, they encounter intimacy, wild rebellion, and the inevitability of being canceled out upon arrival. Only a select few “un-swallowed” may tiptoe back to the mysterious center and continue another cycle of absorbing and imparting information. It takes a well-oiled machine to function under the rules of this diagram during the day; however, there is no accounting for what happens at night!

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Dance of the Diagram is a one hour presentation from 2:00-3:00pm. 

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BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, a NYC based dance company, presents the choreography of Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen.  The movement exhibits subtle nuances contrasted with explosive athletic extremes and is regarded for…