The Humanities Project

The Potential Poetics of Physics and Dance: November 20, 2014


Q&A Session
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Q&A with students in Dance, Art, and Film and Dance on Camera/Camera on Dance and professors Douglas Crimp, Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge, and Missy Pfohl Smith.
Public Lecture: The Potential Poetics of Physics and Dance
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Gowen Room, Wilson Commons followed by a Reception in the lobby of Rettner Hall (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Two visitors from Yale University-a dancer and a physicist-will come to Rochester to explore the relations between dance, physics, and film. Sarah Demers, who pursued her Ph.D. in particle physics at the U of R, will join dancer and choreographer Emily Coates, director of Yale's dance curriculum, to present their work and research. Coates and Demers team-teach courses on dance and physics and are currently completing a book on the subject; they have also created a wonderful video, Three Views of the Higgs and Dance, which will be screened on the video wall in the lobby of Rettner Hall from November 17 to 25. They will give a public lecture on collaborating across disciplines in research, teaching, writing, and filmmaking and speak informally about dance making and filmmaking with students and faculty

All the events are free, Sponsored by the Humanities Project. Presented by the Departments of Art & Art History, Philosophy, and Physics & Astronomy; the Programs in Dance & Movement and Film & Media Studies; and the Eastman School of Music Humanities Department.

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Photo by: Michael Marsland