Whaling Museum hosts one-of-a-kind dance performance April 28

Whales Today Live event series celebrates the beauty, behavior, and vulnerability of whales

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – The New Bedford Whaling Museum will host a truly one-of-a-kind contemporary dance performance interpreting the newly installed exhibition Whales Today on April 28, 2019, as part of Massachusetts ArtWeek. Themes of the Whales Today exhibition consist of whale biology and behavior, marine mammal conservation, ocean health, and how human interaction with these giants of the deep has evolved over time. This live performance by Tilted Collab Dance Project of Cambridge, Mass., will feature improvisational movements inspired by whale behavior, sounds, vulnerabilities, and survival. It will be choreographed in the moment allowing the audience to feel true authenticity and vulnerability. Dancers will contextualize their movement in response to music produced by local artists Thomas O’Leary, Simon White, and Sean Fennessey. Elevating the interpretive nature of the event, the original composition was created as a response to the exhibition experience and narratives, and influenced by the digital recordings of whale sounds that the Museum spotlights within the exhibition. An exclusive talk with the dancers will take place after the performance. Whales Today Live runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar, followed by the performance and Q&A at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Whaling Museum members; $20 for non-members, and can be reserved online at www.whalingmuseum.org or by calling 508-997-0046.

Tina Malott
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
New Bedford Whaling Museum
508-997-0046 Ext. 140


About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time, and the history and culture of the South Coast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours: January through March, Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; April through December, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Admission is free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $17, seniors (65+) $15, students (19+) $10, child and youth $7. For more information, visit www.whalingmuseum.org.


About ArtWeek
ArtWeek is an annual award-winning, innovative festival presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center. ArtWeek features unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Born in Boston in 2013, ArtWeek now serves over 100 towns across Massachusetts as the signature nonprofit community program of the Boch Center. ArtWeek works to spotlight how the creative economy is thriving in Massachusetts by offering unique and affordable neighborhood-based events that provide increased access to art, culture, and creativity. Through community, artistic, and media collaborations, this festival provides experiences in dance, folk and traditional arts, fashion, media arts, spoken-word, poetry, writing, contemporary visual arts, music, opera, theater, design, film and much more. To learn more about the festival and its growth, visit www.artweekma.org

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Caption: Tilted Collab Dance Company dancers. Photo by Tynan Byrne.

tilted collab dancers 


Caption: Humpback whales bubble net feeding. Photo by John Durban, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA; and Michael Moore, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

photo of humpback whales bubble net feeding


Caption: Whales Today Live event series logo

Whales Today Live logo


Caption: Mass Artweek logo

ArtWeek logo