Big Move: Emily Coates with astronomer Elisabeth Newton
Stargazing and astronomical inquiry guide the creation of movement in this evening workshop. Join in active movement research on the grounds of the Shattuck Observatory at dusk. The trope of the cosmic dance has persisted for thousands of years, articulating a form of human engagement with the universe that continually morphs and reinvents itself. In this dance workshop/lecture/creative laboratory for her new project, resident artist Emily Coates will guide participants in the creation of personal choreographies drawn from stargazing. Dartmouth astronomer Elisabeth Newton will dialogue with us about our findings. Bring a notebook and a pen or pencil, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can move in. Open and accessible to all physical abilities and backgrounds, the movement will be adapted to individual's needs.