The Getty Center
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

Renowned choreographer William Forsythe and philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noë, author of Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature and former philosopher-in-residence with the Forsythe Company, examine dance and human experience. Together they discuss Noë's assertion that choreography and other forms of art are philosophical practices, and explore the many connections between the two disciplines.

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William Forsythe is recognized as one of the world's foremost choreographers. His work is acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st-century art form. Forsythe's deep interest in the fundamental principles of organization has led him to produce a wide range of projects including installations, films, and web-based projects.

 
Alva Noë is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also serves as a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Noë was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2012, and is a weekly contributor to NPR's science blog "13.7: Cosmos & Culture."


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