Dartmouth Events

Big Move Workshop: Biomimetic Choreography

An embodied exploration of dance as data visualization and how non-human movements—from birds to bacteria—can be catalysts for choreographic ideas.

Saturday, April 1, 2023
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Straus Dance Studio
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Arts and Sciences, Workshops & Training
Registration required. Fee required. Tickets required.

Biologist/dancer Dr. Trout-Haney will guide us through the trajectory of her research, beginning with a presentation on bird activity in Nova Scotia, where we will use bird calls and movements to instigate improvisational prompts.

In the second part, she will expand on the idea of alternative data visualization, and she will use movement and the choreographic process to help understand the life cycles and characteristics of cyanobacteria. Models as small as the life cycle of an individual bacteria to as large as the generational effects of climate change on polar lakes will be used to inspire group work and collaborative practice.

This use of scientific research to inspire movement and choreography follows neatly in the life and work of Dr. Trout-Haney. The workshop is the newest experience in Big Move: a Hop series of dance experiences and discussions that pairs inventive dance artists with wide-ranging areas of research here at Dartmouth.

This event is co-presented with the Vermont Dance Alliance as part of the Science of Dance Symposium.

Get more info and tickets here.



For more information, contact:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
603 646 2422

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.