Workshop on Mathematics and Dance

Karl Schaffer and Erik Stern
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
Pages 551–554 Workshop Papers


The presenters will offer a workshop for Bridges participants on how to integrate mathematics and dance in the classroom as well as on stage. They will incorporate several mathematical topics, including symmetry, counting principles, and the mathematics of rhythm. Participants will create, practice, and perform short dance phrases, and simultaneously explore mathematical principles and critique the work from the point of view of both the mathematics and the artistry involved.