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Choreographer Jody Oberfelder Has Dancing on the Brain in New Work

Science has proven that dancing has a profound impact on a dancer's brain. In dancer/choreographer Jody Oberfelder's latest work, The Brain Piece, she explores how the brain affects the audience.


The installation/live performance is designed so the audience can have a personalized, immersive experience that explores the inner workings of the human brain. Oberfelder performs, along with Mary Madsen, Pierre Guilbault and Hannah Wendel. Part of the performance also includes the short film Dance of the Neurons, by Oberfelder and co-director Eric Siegel.

"My new work illuminates the 'dance' that continuously takes place in our minds," says Oberfelder. "By watching and participating in the piece, the audience will experience their brains moving, dancing, working and playing, and understand dance as a language that goes directly to the brain."

Don't wait to purchase tickets! Only 72 audience members at a time are allowed in the performance.

The show runs June 28–July 1 at New York Live Arts. For more info, click here.

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