Dancers, Genome Scientists Invite Media
to Preview New Dance, Ferocious Beauty: Genome
The National Human Genome Research Institute
(NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and
the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange host a media event for Ferocious
Beauty: Genome, a multi-media dance developed through
an innovative collaboration between artists and scientists.
Speakers will include Liz Lerman, artistic director of
the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange; genomic researchers Vence
Bonham and Martine Behra of NHGRI; and Kathy Hudson, director
of the Genetics and Public Policy Center of the Berman
Bioethics Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
|| Event will give the media the opportunity
to view/videotape/photograph parts of Ferocious Beauty:
Genome, and interview dancers and genomic researchers
involved in creation of the performance and related educational
|| Tues., April 24, 2:00 — 3:30 p.m.
||Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE,
||For more details, contact Geoff Spencer, NHGRI,
(301) 402-0911; Sarah Priestman, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange;
(301) 270-6700 x11, or Rachel Heavers, Washington Performing
Arts Society, (202) 533-1886. B-roll and publication-quality
photos of the dance performance are available upon request.
NHGRI is one of the 27 institutes and centers at the National Institutes
of Health, which is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The NHGRI Division of Intramural Research develops and implements technology
to understand, diagnose and treat genomic and genetic diseases. Additional
information about NHGRI can be found at www.genome.gov.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical Research
Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal
agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational
medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures
for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and
its programs, visit www.nih.gov.