Math and Dance---Windmills and Tilings and Things

Karl Schaffer
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 619–622


This workshop for Bridges participants will explore integrating mathematics and dance in the classroom as well as on stage. This workshop involves several mathematical topics which will be embodied and explored by participants. These include play with circular motions, use of paper as a prop, video and rhythmic tessellations and patterns, and N-body choreographies. 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.