30. January 2020

Dance/Research 03: Tracking Aesthetic Responses to Dance

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Edward Vessel, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics: Tracking Aesthetic Responses to Dance

From flamenco to ballet, from hip hop to contemporary – how important is aesthetics in a dance? Join our four experts in dance and the brain for an afternoon of interdisciplinary dialogue around this question. You don’t need to be a dancer or scientist to participate in this event. Everyone is welcome!

Neuroscientific research into dance is only about 15 years old. Dance is as old as humanity. There is a lot we still do not know about why dance is so important to human societies. Is it due to the beauty and aesthetics that it transmits to us? Let’s discuss our different viewpoints.