Humans and bees have a symbiotic relationship – if bees didn’t exist, neither would we. One-third of our global food supply would not be possible without bee pollination. Disturbingly, honeybees have been dying at an alarming rate over the last decade. The current honeybee population is less than half of what it was after World War II, and honeybees continue to die at an economically unsustainable rate according to the US government.
In order to bring to light the importance of honeybees, and the impending crisis due to the alarming decrease in their population, AURA and PSOPHONIA will explore the inner life of a honeybee colony through music and dance. This program builds on the collaborative techniques AURA and PSOPHONIA have been developing, most notably in their March 2017 MATCH program, Memory Web, where musicians and dancers are thoroughly intertwined and share the stage equally in their own symbiotic relationship.