Mathematics in the World of Dance

Katarzyna Wasilewska
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 453–456 Short Papers


Over the years our society has considered dance and mathematics to be near polar opposites. Dance is a fun activity — both to perform and observe; it involves other people and can be source of great satisfaction. On the other hand, the general populace considers mathematics to be a dull and overly complicated source of constant frustration. The two seem to have nothing in common. And yet upon close investigation the many connections and similarities reveal themselves.