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The Embodied Cognition Workshop: Dance and Physics

General Programming

dateFebruary 3, 2015 timeTuesday, 7:00pm EST location Lerner Hall, Austin E. Quigley Black Box Theater, Columbia University
  • Center for Science and Society
  • Barnard School of Dance
  • Image Credit/Caption: Kike Calvo
B&W photo of hands gesturing in front of a blurry person

The intersection between kinesthetic imagination and scientific ideas are explored in this presentation by Yale University professors Emily Coates (Dance) and Sarah Demers (Physics). The presentation will include several outcomes of their collaborative venture, including excerpts of “Incarnations: Sketches for a Longer Work,” which Coates is currently developing for Danspace Project’s Platform 2015, and a screening of their co-created short science-art film, “Three Views of the Higgs and Dance.”

Michael Tuts, Professor of Physics at Columbia University, and Carrie Noland, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine and author of Agency and Embodiment: Performing Gestures/Producing Culture, will offer remarks in response to the presentation, followed by a conversation among the participants.

This event is at capacity. We thank you for your interest and hope to see you at other events this spring.

Please note, an RSVP does not guarantee a seat.

Reservations are general admission.

  • Emily Coates Faculty Director of Dance Studies Yale University
  • Sarah Demers Associate Professor of Physics Yale University
  • Michael Tuts Professor of Physics Columbia University
  • Carrie Noland Professor of French and Comparative Literature University of California, Irvine