Arts Division Outstanding Faculty Research Lecture
Dancing connects us to ourselves and to the world. Creating dance—and the study of the thinking behind the doing of dance—is about this connectedness, believes Theater Arts professor Ted Warburton, not so much of the elements of dance, but of bodies and brains, minds and communities enacting dance.
By maintaining a “dancerly point of view,” on the issues, problems, and paradoxes that arise when the dance is approached both as creative practice and scholarly investigation, I aim to show how the act of dancing engages the mind-body of dancer and spectator alike, establishing a link between implicit and explicit forms of knowledge that connect two levels of reality.
Part of the 2013 Arts Division Lecture Series "Engaging the Mind"
free and open to the public
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Edward C. (Ted) Warburton, Associate Professor of Dance at UC Santa Cruz. Ted’s research interests in cognition and creativity began after a professional dance career when studying for a doctorate in human development and psychology at Harvard University. His research has been published widely, including in Dance Research Journal, Korean Journal of Dance, Leonardo, Pós, Psychological Science, and World Literature Today. His creative work focuses on issues of aesthetics and arts practice that arise in dance and digital media performance and has received critical recognition from the New York Times and The New Yorker magazine.