Movement in Bharatanatyam, and movement in the brain: A preview to episode 2 of Vichaar
To celebrate 20 years of innovative community programming, Dance for PD is hosting the Dance for PD Community Festival: Around the World, Around the Clock, a FREE 24-hour virtual celebration featuring classes, panel discussions, and film screenings that highlight the diversity and breadth of the Dance for PD family. I am so excited to demonstrate Bharatanatyam for PD on Friday, April 29th at 6 to 6:30 pm EST. You can register here. Since Parkinson's Disease is condition where movement is impacted, the PD community event dovetails really well with Episode 2 of Vichaar.
In this episode, I will cover:
A video of this demonstration on how Bharatanatyam can be used in those with Parkinson's can be found here.
Reflections on the connection between arts and sciences
In Episode 1 of Vichaar, an online production exploring the convergence of dance and science, I give an introduction of the topics I aim to cover each week. Each month, I will take an aspect of Bharatanatyam (e.g. rhythm, movement, music) and talk about its neuroscientific basis.
While it may seem that there is not much common between arts and the sciences, I feel that the disciplines are more alike than not. Here are a few thoughts from my work in Bharatanatyam and neuroscience:
My name is Sloka. I am a neuroscientist and dancer; you can find more about me here.