Wright Lab Artist-in-Residence Emily Coates led a second movement workshop for the Wright Lab community on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Wright Laboratory Vault. The first workshop of the residency was held on December 7, 2018.
Coates led the ten participants through two “scripts” of movement exercises. Participants read each script, then followed the prompts within each script, recording their impressions on a notepad. At the end of each exercise, participants came together and discussed their experiences and observations as a group.
The event invitation, included below, summarizes the objectives of the workshop, and photographs of the workshop are linked below.
Movement Paradigms in Dance and Physics
at the Wright Laboratory Vault
Using simple movement exercises, we will consider basic principles of choreographic organization, interaction, and complexity drawn from the art of dance. From there, we will move into a conversation about the notable parallels and/or striking differences between the ways the imagining of movement plays out in the physics research undertaken by scientists affiliated with Wright Lab.
With the concept of movement as our point of connection, the goal is to create an active exchange of ideas between scientific and artistic disciplines, and a forum in which to consider physics knowledge and expertise from an alternative perspective.
The workshop is open to individuals of all physical abilities and backgrounds.