Dance Theatre of Harlem: Brain and the Barre: Human Cognition Made Visible Through Dance

2.23.24 | 1pm–2:30pm
February 23, 2024 | 1pm–2:30pm |
The Dome


The Dome is located on the top floor of Yale Schwarzman Center, 186 Grove Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

This event is free and open to the public. 



On Friday, February 23, in collaboration with the Wu Tsai Institute, and building on the success of a previous collaboration between Dance Theatre of Harlem and Zuckerman/Columbia University, Yale Schwarzman Center will present Brain and the Barre: Human Cognition Made Visible Through Dance. Bringing leading research on human cognition in conversation with world-class ballet dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem; DTH Artistic Director  Robert Garland;  Shreya Saxena Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering and Wu Tsai Investigator; and Samuel McDougle Assistant Professor of Psychology, Director, Action, Computation, & Thinking (ACT) Lab. The conversation includes live demonstration of mind body connections through learning, memory, and creativity.

Featured image:

DTH Company Artists Alexandra Hutchinson, Ingrid Silva, and former Company Artist Daphne Lee. Photo by Rachel Neville.