The Lunchbox Series: virtual conversations to enrich your lunch hour.
Join the Dance Program for your lunch hour. This series offers 45-minute virtual conversations with artists and thinkers in the vast world of dance. Oftentimes these conversations are thought-provoking, inspiring further research for your own knowledge base, and are a great way to open your perception of what art can touch. Each session will meet via Zoom and welcomes you to join from wherever you are– eating in front of your camera is fully encouraged! Registration is FREE and open to all at NC State and community members. Registration links are below each session’s description or you can visit the Ticket Central Lunchbox Series Page to register for all sessions.
Join us for this fun, low-stakes movement class where participants will engage in an IMPROVment® class with Christina Soriano, Wake Forest University Vice Provost for the Arts and founder of the IMPROVment® method. No prior dance experience is required; only a willingness to jump in! In addition to having a short, virtual class together, Christina will share the way this work is steeped in research, teaching and training opportunities, and community-facing endeavors.
**Class includes some movement.
Join Tara Mullins as she facilitates a conversation with dancers who are in STEM fields. Layla El-Khoury, who is working towards her M.S. in biological engineering with a water resources minor, will discuss her choreographic project that demonstrates stream erosion. Ashley Broderick, a recent alum and animal sciences major with a veterinary bioscience concentration, will discuss how dance provided tools for, and a break from, her studies. Both women will share how dance and the arts support their degrees, and how the creative process skills they hone in the dance studio are useful in their courses and research.
Join Francine Ott as she explores important topics such as generational storytelling, consumerism in dance, cultural appropriation, the value of context, emotional investment and connections in performance, and the importance of dancers doing their own research in order to honor the culture of the dance.
Can one think about dance? Without first thinking or feeling from the inside out? Is dance just MOVEMENT set to music or performed without music? Is dance about what one sees rather than what one feels? Dance is more than what the naked eye can see and dance is more than just the M-word and external feeling of the body in motion. Today’s Lunchbox session will focus on what is dance, how is dance, and why is dance. As it relates to understanding the dance, the dancer, and the dancing through a non-ocular lens in order to create greater empathy and understanding for how the sensorium of the body can propel the body into newfound expression.
Join Gail Nagel PT as she discusses the interconnections within the body, how the body works as one kinetic chain, and why these are important things to consider when assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries. She will speak about the term regional interdependence, which involves the underlying premise that seemingly unrelated impairments in remote anatomical regions of the body can be associated with a patient’s primary complaint and may be paramount to treat in order to maximize recovery and renew normal function following an injury. It is also important to recognize that regional interdependence also includes the somatovisceral, biopsychosocial and neurophysiologic systems. Hopefully, this discussion can reignite optimism in the dance community, where there is a high risk of injury, about the possibilities of healing and good health post-injury.