Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre: InterActions | Boundaries of Sensory Experience

Friday October 01, 2021 8:00 pm

Ticket Prices: 
$10.00

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre:  InterActions | Boundaries of Sensory Experience

On October 1, join New York City-based choreographer, dancer, and director Troy Schumacher and Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre director, John Welker, in collaboration with leading scientists from Georgia Tech and Emory University, in a lively evening of discussion and dance.

In what Georgia Tech Arts and Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre (TMBT) have dubbed the “Grand Neuroethics Challenge,” the two companies are bringing to life through dance the fast-evolving and merging fields of neuroscience, technology, and artificial intelligence.

There will be audience interaction, live performance excerpts by the dancers of TMBT, and the opportunity to hear the collaborators talk about the societal impact of their scientific work.

In addition to the creative team, the collaborators sharing their work will be Christopher Rozell, professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, Karen Rommelfanger, director of the Neuroethics Program at Emory University, and Chethan Pandarinath, assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at Emory and Georgia Tech and principal investigator at the Systems Neural Engineering Lab.

Step into the creative process and hear how this innovative choreography explores ideas at the forefront of mechanical interventions into the human body and mind.

The full work, performed by Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, will premiere in fall 2022 at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

This performance is made possible in part through a generous grant from the Charles Loridans Foundation

An intimate evening of world-class dance and discussion at the leading edge of neuroscience.
A female dancer, dressed in a beige tank top and pants and face mask, is airborne, her feet behind her and her arms outstretched to the side, silhouetted against a background of blue with scattered white lines