Exploring Animal Imagery through Dance and Neuroscience at the Sirovich center
I am so honored to bring Creatures on the Move to the Sirovich Center for Balanced Living for Brain Awareness Week 2023. Inspired by the movement diversity of animals, whether it’s the sinuous movement of a snake, a raptor soaring in the sky, or a leaping squirrel, the study of animal movement is filled with joy, wonder, and delight.I will guide participants through gentle warm-ups of the fingers, arms, and legs, followed by thinking of the animals around us to re-create their movement in dance. Sloka will also talk about how the brains of the animals make their specific movements possible. This even is perfect for adults of all ages, parents, dancers and dance educators as well as early childhood educators. The workshop brings my love of neuroscience and creative aging, and is titled "Creatures on the Move: Exploring Animals Through Neuroscience." A link to the event can be found here. This program is part of a bigger initiative called "Healthy Brain, Healthy You" at the Sirovich Center.
Approximately 20 older adults came to the session!
My name is Sloka. I am a neuroscientist and dancer; you can find more about me here.