Media Advisory: Live exhibit of dance and song on tiny world of bacteria inside us comes to Buffalo Museum of Science

Dancers moving in sequence wearing costumes.

Dancers performing with yogurt in a 1940’s inspired synchronized sequence. Left to right: Stephani Foraker, Cynthia Pegado, Courtney Barrow, Rachel Keane and Brooke Laura. Photo: Douglas Levere

Evening to also feature guest speakers from UB, and microscope and stethoscope stations

Release Date: June 6, 2018 This content is archived.

Dancers throwing objects in front of sign that says junk food.

Dancers performing with bacteria “balls” in exploration of homeostasis. Left to right: Stephani Foraker, Alexia Buono, Brooke Laura and Courtney Barrow. Photo: Douglas Levere

Woman sitting in a chair while singing.

Monica Karwan singing “Your Microbiome: A Love Song” in "Balancing Act," by Anne Burnidge Dance. Photo: Douglas Levere

Dancers balance on one leg in front of crowd.

Dancers explore themes of balance and adaptation. Left to right: Michaela Nield, Nancy Hughes, Elyssa Bourke and Stephani Foraker. Photo: Douglas Levere

BUFFALO, N.Y. – For one night, song, dance and discourse will converge on a single topic: how the millions of microscopic friends who call the human body home affect our health, mood and love.

The event, Science After Hours: Tiny Worlds Inside, will use the performances, “Balancing Act” and “What We Leave Behind,” to merge science and art through choreographed sequences with yogurt, love songs about bacteria and installations that range from microbe ball pits to miniplots of grass and dirt.

The program is hosted by the Buffalo Museum of Science and is sponsored and supported by the University at Buffalo.

The evening will also feature guest speakers from UB, and the opportunity for visitors to peer into cellular depths at microscope stations and listen to inner gurgles with stethoscopes.

What: Science After Hours: Tiny Worlds Inside

When: June 7, from 6-9 p.m.

Where: Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo

Who: Buffalo Museum of Science, UB Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM), and Anne Burnidge Dance

The event is open to visitors age 21 or older. Tickets are $16 with 10 percent off for Buffalo Science Museum members.

Media are invited to attend. On-site contact is Marcene Robinson, 716-207-5814 or

A living biological art piece, “Mud (Lake Ontario)” by Canadian artist Nicole Clouston will also be on exhibit during the performances.

Public performances of “Balancing Act” and “What We Leave Behind,” will be held Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Performances are scheduled at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Price is included with the cost of admission.

More information about Science After Hours: Tiny Worlds Inside is available at

For more information about “Balancing Act” and “What We Leave Behind”, visit

Media Contact Information

Marcene Robinson is a former staff writer in University Communications. To contact UB's media relations staff, email or visit our list of current university media contacts.