To Bee or not to Bee Movement communicates intention and values. This is true for both animals and humans. Animals rely on complex movements to attract mates, escape predation, and find and handle food. In much the same way, people operate through personal and social cues in daily life. In the performing arts, choreographers craft narratives using movement as the vehicle. The subtleties of human movement can be described through Laban (“Lah-bahn”) Movement Analysis (LMA). In LMA, key qualities of human movement are represented by symbols (“motifs”) that, arranged in sequence, clearly describe movements. LMA has rarely been used to describe animal movement, though. A choreographer/Certified Laban Movement Analyst and a biologist collaborated, using LMA to record subtleties of a healthy bee and one affected by pesticides. Two scores of Laban motifs form two paths for the viewer. They are invited to walk each of the paths,performing the movements described by the motifs. The participant is asked, “How do you feel while walking these paths? What do others see in your movements on the two paths? Compose Yourself Rachael Lee Shaw & Michael E. Dillon Paper, Poplar, MDF, Maple, Aged Pine 2016 Hop Scotch Rachael Lee Shaw & Michael E. Dillon Mixed Media 2016 Hop Scotch Rachael Lee Shaw & Michael E. Dillon Mixed Media 2016 Rachael Lee Shaw & Michael E. Dillon