We enjoy collaborating with choreographers, composers, dancers, musicians, and other artists in the making of structured improvisational dance and performance. We have contributed new ways to experiment with composition in dance using the “logic” of how groups move in nature and by design. We work with dancers in the studio and with mathematical equations that provide an elegant language for abstracting out the logic of group motion. This makes it possible to apply what we learn in our research on the motion of groups in nature and engineering to our work with performing artists. Likewise, we apply what we learn from our work with performing artists to our investigation and design of collective motion in nature and engineering. Here are highlights from two collaborative dance projects. Please contact us if you are interested to discuss and/or collaborate on a future project.
Naomi Leonard’s TEDx talk on Flock Logic: How Groups Move in Nature, by Design, and on Stage.