Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre: Step the Brain Along a Path

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 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.

Visit the Georgia Tech Arts website when tickets go on sale in late summer.

Event Details


  • Friday, September 9, 2022
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Ferst Center for the Arts
Phone: (404) 894-9600

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