MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2014

Movement, Science and the Creative Process

Larry Pratt, Senior Scientist, WHOI, Mariah Steele, Founder and Artistic Director of Quicksilver Dance

Jan/14 Tue 04:00PM-07:00PM bldg 50-Dance Studio
Jan/16 Thu 04:00PM-07:00PM bldg 50-Dance Studio

Enrollment: Students should register with Larry Pratt:
Limited to 20 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

This class will use dance and dance making to explore the creative process in art and science.  By “dance” we do not mean the pursuit of technical virtuosity, but rather refer to strategies for creating, improvising and communicating through movement, informed by the philosophies and histories of modern/contemporary dance.  No prior dance training is necessary and we welcome participation from all levels of experience.

The workshops will be led by Mariah Steele and Larry Pratt. Mariah Stelle is the founder and artistic director of Quicksilver Dance, a company that rehearses at MIT and has performed up and down the East Coast.  She currently teaches Modern Dance and Dance History at Endicott College in Beverly. Larry Pratt is a senior scientist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is a MIT alum and has been teaching at fluid physics at MIT in the Woods Hole/MIT Joint Program since 1989.

Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Contact: Larry Pratt,