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Improbable connections, striking parallels
Credit: Hugo Glendinning
What did the scientist say to the choreographer? What could the choreographer possibly want to say to the scientist? Here's your chance to find out...
Ideas and inquiry, intellectual curiosity and instinct - perhaps science and ballet aren't so far-removed after all. In a conversation chaired by Daniel Glaser, Mark Baldwin and Nicky Clayton will discuss manners, behaviours, ethograms and other passions that reveal the surprising commonalities between science and choreography.
Mark Baldwin is an award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director of Rambert Dance Company.Nicky Clayton is Professor of Comparative Cognition at Cambridge University. A keen dancer, she was recently appointed Scientist in Residence at Rambert Dance Company.Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist working in public engagement at the Wellcome Trust.
Click here to watch a clip of Mark and Nicky talking about their collaborative way of working, and read our blog post about the event for further details.
Sunday 2 October 2011, 12:30pm - 1:30pmConference Room, the Royal Society.
This event costs £4 per person.Tickets will be available on the door.
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