Dancing with the Future

On 25 September at 7pm, five dancers and two scientists will take to the stage of Harvard University’s Farkas Hall and push the boundaries of art and science, fusing dance, evolutionary dynamics, and an interactive game.

Dancing with the Future is a collaboration between the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics of Harvard University and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. The performance explores mechanisms of cooperation and investigates a question that is at the heart of all sustainable development, yet remains widely elusive as it entails a moral component that cannot easily be assessed: Are humans able to cooperate with future generations? In other words, what kind of planet are we willing to leave behind for the people who come after us? To enable broad access, tickets for the premiere can be purchased for a nominal fee of US$ 10 (general admission) / US$ 5 (with Student ID) through the Harvard Box Office.

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