Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach to Functional Anatomy
Exploration of the origins of human dance through studies of non-human “dance” and entrainment, representations of dancing figures in the archaeological record, and evolutionary changes in the human body that allow for the extraordinary flexibility of human dance. Focus on anatomy relevant to dancers and other performing artists. Learn about dance injuries and how the brain processes observed movement, as well as many other areas in which dance and science intersect. This course is paired with an undergraduate offering and welcomes graduate students from a variety of backgrounds. Each will be expected to bring their own expertise to the broader discussion and lead presentations.