Ballet and Brain

Two of my passions – ballet and brain – caught my eye in the unlikely guise of a review and preview of Wayne McGregor’s Entity  at Sadler’s Wells. Rather than McGregor’s ideas being filtered through a faintly comprehending dance journalist:

Technology fiend McGregor is engaged on a continuing investigation into brain and body. The ultimate goal is to create “artificially intelligent, autonomous chor-eographic agents”. In other words, he and his colleagues hope to develop software that can think for itself and help choreographers rethink what they do with the body. It’s a properly Frankenstein-ian project, a collaboration that has included cognitive psychologists and cardiac specialists, as it probes the way the brain’s signals transmute into movement.

check out this video clip with McGregor himself. The dream ticket would of course be Sylvie Guillem and McGregor.