Sponsored by Visual and Performing Arts
Dance/Science Colloquium: Embracing the Fall: Contact Improvisation as Therapy for Parkinson's Disease
Thursday, September 26 from 9:40am-10:30am in Studio II, Center for the Arts
Free and open to the public! Led by Resident Guest Artist David Marchant.
Marchant is Professor of the Practice, on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis since 1994, specializing in aesthetic theory, technique, composition and improvisation in the concert art of contemporary dance. He is the coordinator of the University College Somatic Studies Certificate Program at Washington University, offering students a curriculum in integrative movement practices, complimented by theoretical knowledge from a wide variety of fields investigating the art, spirit, and science of human movement. Mr. Marchant is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a member of the American Society of Alexander Teachers (AmSAT).
Stephanie Fretham's research asks how genetic and environmental factors interact to cause neurological abnormalities such as Parkinson's Disease. She is specifically interested in understanding how genetic mutations, nutrition, and exposure to heavy metals affect cellular signaling pathways important for neuronal health.
Generously supported by the Lecture & Fine Arts and the Dance and Theatre programs.
Questions? Contact Elisabeth Athas, Elisabeth Athas