What We’re Watching: Combining Dance and Science

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As a dancer, whenever I see movement being used unconventionally, I take notice.

Scientist and writer John Bohannon captured my attention when he demonstrated a complex scientific concept through dance. In his presentation, Bohannon¬†makes a case for ridding the world of PowerPoint presentations and utilizing dance as a means of explaining science. As he said, “Dance really can make science easier to understand.” A few years ago, Bohannon took this idea a step further by creating the “Dance Your Ph.D.” Contest, which encourages scientists to turn their Ph.D. dissertations into dances.

I found his “modest proposal” to be very intriguing ¬†and creative. Watch his TED Talk, and let me know what you think!


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