Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre: Step the Brain Along a Path

Friday September 09, 2022 8:00 pm
Sunday September 11, 2022 3:00 pm

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Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre
Friday, September 9, 2022 I 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 11, 2022 I 3 p.m.
Ferst Center for the Arts

Enjoy the world premiere of a ballet made in creative collaboration between a renowned choreographer, esteemed research scientists, and celebrated artists.

In what Georgia Tech Arts and Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre (TMBT) have dubbed the Neuroethics Grand Challenge, the two companies along with acclaimed choreographer Troy Schumacher and internationally revered new media artist Sergio Mora-Diaz explore neuroscience and the ethics of intervention with AI and other technologies.

Our brain is the path to human experience. Interacting with the adaptive brain has the potential to challenge our self-understanding, arguably more than any other scientific discipline. The collaborative partnership between Georgia Tech, Emory University, and TMBT brings you to the intersection of neuroscience, technology, and ethics in a new work animated by the dancers’ exquisite artistry.

The artists’ collaborative partnership extends to a team of researchers led by Christopher Rozell, professor in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Karen Rommelfanger, president and founder of the Institute of Neuroethics. Other faculty who engaged with the artists by discussing their research include: Chethan Pandarinath, assistant professor, Annabelle Singer, assistant professor, Garrett Stanley, professor, and Lena Ting, professor, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University; and Doby Rahnev, associate professor in the School of Psychology at Georgia Tech.

Commissioned in part with support from the Charles Loridans Foundation.

A single female dancer dressed in beige tank top and gym shorts stands illuminated in a pool of light, her left arm upraised, her face looking upwards, her right arm hanging by her side. Above her is a blue luminescent amorphous shape.