Dance Engaging Science
The Dance Engaging Science
The goal of Dance Engaging Science has been to: (1) survey the current state of the field of interdisciplinary dance-science research; and (2) lay the foundations for future interdisciplinary research in which dance itself plays a greater constitutive role.
The following workgroup of ten senior researchers, associate researchers, regular and special guests were invited to participate in a series of meetings. Many had already participated in collaborative research into dance from their own specialist areas.
In the Documentation pages (click on the three dates above or go to Documentation and scroll down) are brief reports on these meetings and the pilot research projects. Or follow the links on the right to go directly to the reports.
- Bettina Bläsing – Department of Sports Science, Neurocognition and Movement - Biomechanics. University of Bielefeld.
- Maaike Bleeker – Professor and the Chair of Theatre Studies. Utrecht University.
- Dana Caspersen – Choreographer/ Performer. The Forsythe Company.
- Emily Cross – Department of Psychology. Radboud University Nijmegen.
- Patrick Haggard – Department Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience & Dept. Psychology. University College London.
- David Kirsh – Interactive Cognition Lab. Department of Cognitive Science. University of California at San Diego.
- James Leach – (site). Professor of Anthropology. University of Aberdeen.
- Alva Noë – Department of Philosophy. University of California Berkeley.
- Liane Simmel – Fit for Dance. Institute for Dance Medicine, Munich & Tanzmedizin Deutschland.
- Michael Steinbusch – Henn Architekten Munich/ Technische Universität Dresden.
- Kate Stevens – School of Psychology. University of West Sydney.
- Guido Orgs. Researcher/ Lecturer Psychology. Brunel University
- Freya Vass-Rhee. Dramaturg with The Forsythe Company
- Elizabeth Waterhouse. Independent Performer. Formerly with The Forsythe Company
- Riley Watts. Performer with The Forsythe Company
- Sandra Parker. Melbourne based choreographer (Australia Council for the Arts, Dance Board, Fellowship)
- Anke Euler. Dance Writer/ Dramaturg with Steptext based in Munich (DeS Essay)
- Letizia Gioia Monda. PHD Student working with Motion Bank
- Kathryn Enright, Independent Dancer/ Choreographer
- Jose Biondi. Professor, Course Leader, MA in Choreography, Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden
- Jenny Coogan. Professor. Co-Director InnoLernenTanz, Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden
- Kurt Koegel. (formerly) Professor, Course Leader Masters in Contemporary Dance Pedagogy, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts
- Martin Streit. Project Coordinator Piecemaker software for Motion Bank
Project Coordinator: Scott deLahunta. Project Leader Motion Bank
Project Administration: Marion Rossi & Julian Richter.
Project Assistant: Aline Logie.
Research Advisor: Dr. Wolf Singer. Director Department of Neurophysiology. Max Planck Institute for Brain Research Frankfurt.
The workshops and pilot research projects were supported by the Volkswagen Foundation.
Dance Engaging Science Documentation:
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