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The BRAIN at the BARRE: Muscle Memory… is that a thing?

Columbias Zuckerman Institute The Dance Theatre of Harlem

Event Date + Time:
March 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - March 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Event Location:
3227 Broadway, Jerome L Greene Science Center, Quad 5B, New York, New York, United States


About This Event

Event Description:

Dance Theatre of Harlem and Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute partner to bring you inside both the body and mind of a dancer. In this pair of events we will explore the concept of muscle memory and how we can harness neuroplasticity to learn and perform dance.

In Muscle Memory is that a thing? Scientist and Dancer Gregory Youdan and Assistant Arts Professor Elizabeth Coker will introduce us to how we learn and refine our movements, in discussion with Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers Amanda Smith, Dylan Santos and Derek Brockington. The dancers will complement the discussion with live dance performance of excerpts from Balamouk to illustrate the concepts.

Type(s) of Event:

Online/Virtual, Other

Other Type(s) of Event

Performance Dialogue

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Organizer's Details

Organizing Institution(s):

Columbias Zuckerman Institute The Dance Theatre of Harlem

Sponsoring Institution(s):
Columbias Zuckerman Institute
Contact Information:

Name: Alissa Mayers

Phone: 212-851-9612



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