Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre: Step the Brain Along a Path

Sunday September 11, 2022 3:00 pm

Tickets will go on sale in late summer.


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 a celebrated dance company.

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 are bringing to life through dance an innovative exploration of mechanical interventions into the human body and mind.

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.

In addition to the creative team, the collaborators contributing to the work are 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.

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.