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Talk/Demo on The Science of Performance

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Dissecting Drama and Dance: The Science of Performance

Saturday, October 13

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Chicago Cultural Center

Claudia Cassidy Theater

77 East Randolph Street


Free and open to the public. Bring the whole family!

Reservations are required and can be made 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.

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 us we experience the science of drama and dance.


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 Chicago School of Massage Therapy

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


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