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11-04-1992, 03:54 AM
Department of Performance Studies
Dance Colloquium
presents

CHAOS THEORY
&
THE BODY IN MOVEMENT

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MIND//BODY REASON//INTUITION
SCIENCE//ART


How do we move beyond the misconception of the body as a
fixed, determined object, which the mind is forever split from and
confronting?

How do we move toward and articulate the mind/body as one
indeterminate, dynamic system?

"Chaos theory," first formulated in the fields of physics and
mathematics, has uncovered patterns in seemingly random, dynamic
systems such as the flow of rivers and the flux of weather systems.
Chaos continues to gain interdisciplinary momentum as other fields,
including in the arts and humanities, increasingly apply its
concepts to understanding the "self"--perception, creativity, etc.
This borrowing challenges traditional forms of sense-making and
disciplinary boundaries, engaging issues of the body already
central to fields such as dance and poststructuralism.

THE PROGRAM:

1. Lecture: Chaos--key scientific and philosophic concepts.
2. Movement presentation designed for the event, applying
chaos theory to the body in movement.
3. Open discussion involving respondents from the fields of
physics, dance and poststructuralism.


-- free admission/free refreshments --


Friday, November 13, 7 p..m.; Performance Studies studio (Room
636); Tisch School of the Arts, NYU; 721 Broadway (between 8th St.
& 4th St.), New York City; Info: 718-802-1717.


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This message forwarded care of C.Herold
heroldc@acfcluster.nyu.edu

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