What will change, if and when science discovers how our bodies give rise to our minds?

Choreographer and performer Matthias Sperling furthers his investigation into the relationship between mind and body in this performance lecture, exploring a hypothetical future in which that connection is clarified.

How will dance and choreography be expanded by this new understanding of the body? And how will our society be altered? This work of science fiction builds on recent findings, taking a choreographic perspective to freely imagine plausible, absurd, thrilling or worrying scenarios.

“Sperling’s dialogue brings clarity and excitement to a heavy subject that he clearly knows a great deal about, and his strong presence and charisma entertainingly carry the piece along.” – SeeingDance

“Through his mesmerising restraint, along with his carefully considered words, Sperling’s meditative piece makes it clear that there’s so much more to know.”

Now That We Know is supported using public funding by the Nattional Lottery through Arts Council England, Sadler’s Wells, Dance4, and Siobhan Davies Dance.

This project was perfomed as part of Nottdance 2017.

For more information about past Nottdance festivals  please visit the Nottdance Archive.


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