An interesting ‘evening out’: The Centre of The Body: Steve Paxton and Dr Daniel Glase

The Centre of The Body at Goldsmiths, University of London is delighted to announce our Summer Events Programme 2014.

This programme launches with a conversation between the legendary American dancer and founder of Contact Improvisation, Steve Paxton, and Dr Daniel Glaser, neuroscientist, former Head of Public Engagement at the Wellcome Trust and Director of the new Science Gallery at King’s College, London. Glaser has researched mirror neurons with ballet and capoeira dancers. Paxton’s research post- CI – Material for The Spine – is a detailed heuristic examination of the spine in relation to movement.

The event takes place on 28 April 2014, at 6.15pm in the George Wood Theatre at Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

The summer events programme will continue with a range of talks, dialogues and a workshop on themes spanning disability, subtle body, anatomy theatres and heroin and its influence on culture. Further details will be announced.

The Centre of The Body is focused on interdisciplinary research on the body and is planning to launch a unique interdisciplinary MA on The Body in 2015. The Centre is co-directed by Professor Anna Furse (Department of Theatre and Performance) and Dr Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (Department of History). The Advisory Board comprises Professor Sophie Day (Department of Anthropology), Professor Lisa Blackman (Department of Media and Communications) and Dr Monica Greco (Department of Sociology).

Our events series are funded by the Wellcome Trust and take place on Goldsmiths’ campus. Entry is free, however booking is essential to be assured of a place. Please visit the Centre’s website: http://www.gold.ac.uk/centreofthebody/
for EventBrite bookings and further information.