Science per Forms: UPenn Profs Collaborate with Local Dance Troupe
PHILADELPHIA--PennDesign is pleased to announce Science per Forms, a performance collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania School of Design's Immersive Kinematics Research Group, the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering's ModLab, Carbon Dance Theatre and The Hactory.
Examining the ever-evolving role technology plays in contemporary life, Science per Forms debuts Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:30pm through Sunday, October 28, 2012, at the Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American Street, Philadelphia.
Science per Forms is supported by the following individuals from Immersive Kinematics: Simon Kim, Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design & Partner, IK Studio, Mark Yim, Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering. PennDesign Master Candidates Andrew Gardner, MArch'14, Kordae Henry, MArch/MLA'15, Penn Engineering Candidates Dean Wilhelmi, MSE Robotics '14, Stella Latscha, MSE Robotics '13.
Mariana Ibanez, Associate Professor of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design and Partner, IK Studio, also supported the design process. The series of events is choreographed and organized by Meredith Rainey, former Principal Dancer of Pennsylvania Ballet, and Marcel Williams Foster, hailed as a "brilliant artist" by Dance Critic Merilyn Jackson, to use ballet-based dance to explore movement of robots and digital technology. For tickets and more information, visit www.carbondancetheatre.org.
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