Past Event

The Brain at the Barre: The Neuroscience of Ballet

March 11, 2021
6:30 PM
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Join us as internationally renowned choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie works live on screen with DTH Company Artist Daphne Lee on elements of dance performance. Neuroscientist/PhD candiate Leslie Sibener will discuss with Mr. Moultrie how our brains produce and practice movements, and how movement in the face of challenges may serve as a therapeutic outlet. The discussion will be moderated by neuroscientist Dr. Neeli Mishra.
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Science and the arts come together in this pair of free events which explore the mysteries of how we dance! Dance Theatre of Harlem and Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute partner to bring you inside both the body and mind of a dancer. Enjoy a live dance performance and dance workshop, combined with insight from scientific experts about how the brain and body work together to produce the magic of ballet.