Thinking with the Dancing Brain: Embodying Neuroscience
by Sandra Cerny Minton and Rima Faber
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Saturday, March 18, 2017, 2:00 pm.
The Tattered Cover Bookstore, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO. 80206
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Learn about how neuroscience can be used to advocate for dance!
Thinking with the Dancing Brain examines the mind in action as it orchestrates skilled movement and how it understands the kinesthetic, symbolic language of dance. As seasoned dancers and dance educators, Minton and Faber approach brain function from inside the body as embodiment of thought. Their neurological research about the thought processes in learning and performing dance encompasses a vision of dance as creative art, communication, education, and life. This book seeks to inform neuroscientists, educators, and dancers about the complex interdependence of brain localities and the networking of human neurology through an integration of physiology, cognition, and the art of dance.
Sandra Minton, PhD, is author of a number of journal articles and dance education texts, including Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation. She is co-coordinator of the Dance Education MA program at the University of Northern Colorado, has taught in the public schools, and has presented at national and international conferences. Her doctorate is in dance/kinesiology.
Rima Faber, PhD, trained with Anna Sokolow, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and pursued a career as a performer, choreographer, and dance educator. She taught academics through dance in inner city schools with intensive focus on child development, cognition, and neurological functions in dance. Upon receiving her doctorate in Education, Faber became the founding president of the National Dance Education Organization where she worked for thirteen years.