New University Class Combines Dance and Physics

In a collaboration between the Program of Dance and Movement and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the University of Rochester is offering a new course that combines physics and dance. Choreographic Voice: Dance & Physics Frontiers will be offered this spring as a 4-credit course taught by Dance faculty member Mariah Steele. Students will learn how choreographic methods can help model, understand, and communicate scientific ideas; compare the artistic and scientific processes; and create dances based on lectures by LLE scientists about cutting-edge research. A performance at LLE on April 24, 2020 will showcase the students’ dances. Find out more about course DAN 377 here, or contact
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