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Cognition and dance

How do the dancers visualize his cues? How do they respond to one another in the group dynamic? How do they remember? And how does he? There’s a fascinating experiment reported in the LA Times (and blog) on distributed cognition being run by David Kirsh in association with maestro choreographer Wayne McGregor. Of course, the reason the…

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…