Garden of Good and Evil

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Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Socrates, 1787. Oil on canvas, 129.5 x 196.2 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1931. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lectures & Symposia

Garden of Good and Evil: Harmful and Healing Properties Of Plants

Monday, June 3, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

$35, $30 members
Box Office: 212 423 3587

In this interdisciplinary presentation that combines performing arts and science, New York Botanical Garden curator Dr. Michael Balick uses excerpts from theatrical performances to discuss the healing and harmful properties of plants and the use of plant-based remedies and poisons. New York City Ballet principals Sara Mearns and Adrian Danchig-Waring and members of the Corps de Ballet Devin Aberda and Andrew Scordato perform excerpts from George Balanchine’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Tom Gold’s Shanti. Chris Murrah directs the witches scene from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and a video excerpt from the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore will also be shown.

Jun 27:30 pm
Jun 37:30 pm