Similarly, a bee dances
and shakes its legs for the rest of the swarm to reveal the location of food.
, film screenings and even a bit of Shakespeare will all feature at today's Big Gather event at Ryton Gardens.
How fast the bee dances
the "waggle dance" tells others how far to go to find the nectar.
are famous, but another signal is "a bee standing on top of another bee and giving it a good shaking," he adds.
In common with all participating companies, Rambert will present a world premiere, in this case a twenty-minute piece by Bruce for ten dancers, set to Michael Nyman's Where the Bee Dances
, which, Bruce says, "will have a celebratory feel and perhaps say something about what the UN means.
The nuances of all this bobbing and flexing give scientists another world of communication to explore, with intriguing comparisons to bird songs and bee dances
The model bee should facilitate that investigation, Michelsen says, by allowing the researchers to mix and match elements of different bee dances