Dance Theatre of Harlem: Brain and the Barre: Human Cognition Made Visible Through Dance

by Schwarzman Center

Performance Conversation Dance

Fri, Feb 23, 2024

1 PM – 2:30 PM EST (GMT-5)

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On Friday, February 23, in collaboration with the Wu Tsai Institute, and building on the success of a previous collaboration between Dance Theatre of Harlem and Zuckerman/Columbia University, Yale Schwarzman Center will present Brain and the Barre: Human Cognition Made Visible Through Dance. Bringing leading research on human cognition in conversation with world-class ballet dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem; DTH Artistic Director  Robert Garland;  Shreya Saxena Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering and Wu Tsai Investigator; and Samuel McDougle Assistant Professor of Psychology, Director, Action, Computation, & Thinking (ACT) Lab. The conversation includes live demonstration of mind body connections through learning, memory, and creativity.

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