PC1 Presence in Movement: Fundamentals of Mindful Ballet
how movement affects thoughts and emotions by combining introspective observation of the mind with simple ballet exercises. No prior ballet experience is required. We will alternate between guided sequences and free-form improvisation.
To acquire an understanding of how movement can be used to express mental content, and how movement also affects the mind in itself.Literature
Van Vugt, M. K. (2014). “Ballet as a movement-based contemplative practice? Implications for neuroscientific studies.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:513 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00513/fullCourse location
|Marieke van Vugt||
University of GroningenVita
Dr. van Vugt is an assistant professor at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, working in the department of artificial intelligence. She obtained her PhD in model-based neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, then worked as a postdoc at Princeton University before moving to the University of Groningen. In her lab, she focuses on understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying decision making, mind-wandering and meditation by means of EEG, behavioural studies and computational modeling. In some slightly outside-the-box research, she also records the brain waves of Tibetan monks and dancers. Next to her scientific work, she is also an avid ballet dancer.Website