Past Event

Dissecting Drama and Dance: The Science of Performance

In theater and dance, performers use their voices and bodies to express ideas. But science has a role in performance as well.

What can physiology tell us about how our bodies move? What insights do neurology and psychology have into the practice of memorizing lines and acting?

Join scientists, dancers, and actors as we experience the science of drama and dance.

Performers: Global Girls, Dramagirls at Redmoon Theater


  • Dr. Sian Beilock, Assistant Professor of Psychology, The University of Chicago
  • Patricia Vater, LMT, BSN, Instructor in Anatomy and Physiology at the Cortiva Institute’s Chicago School of Massage Therapy

This event is free and open to the public. However, reservations are required.

Make reservations online, by e-mail, or by calling 312.422.5580. When registering, please provide your name, contact information, the names of all your guests, and how you first learned of this event.

This event is funded in part by The Boeing Company and is presented in partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center, Project Exploration, Global Girls, Inc., and Dramagirls at Redmoon Theater.

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