bee dance

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bee dance

[′bē ‚dans]
(invertebrate zoology)
Circling and wagging movements exhibited by worker bees to give other bees in the hive information about the location of a new source of food.
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She then reached the grand final at London's Barbican Hall, and performed Michael Nyman's Where the Bee Dances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra to widespread critical acclaim.
Similarly, a bee dances and shakes its legs for the rest of the swarm to reveal the location of food.
BEE dances, film screenings and even a bit of Shakespeare will all feature at today's Big Gather event at Ryton Gardens.
meadows of poppies, where the sun is at its peak and the bee dances
How fast the bee dances the "waggle dance" tells others how far to go to find the nectar.
Bee dances are famous, but another signal is "a bee standing on top of another bee and giving it a good shaking," he adds.
1; Rambert Dance Company in a piece by artistic director Christopher Bruce set to Michael Nyman's Where the Bee Dances; Australian Ballet in Stanton Welch's Corroboree, danced to John Antill's music of the same name; Royal Danish Ballet in Anna Laerkesen's Partita, a non-premiere set to the music of Bach; and SFB in a previously choreographed work to be determined.
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. "We jsut change a few lines of the program and create dances that the bees would never do themselves.