Following the success of Embodied Acting; What Neuroscience Tells Us About Performance (Routledge 2012), Professor Rick Kemp, head of acting and directing in the Department of Theater and Dance, has been invited to speak at Cambridge University’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH). He and Professor Vittorio Gallese, the discoverer of mirror neurons in primates, will engage in a chaired discussion on Neuroscience, Acting Theory, and Practice following their presentations.
CRASSH is an international interdisciplinary research organization that prompts cross-stimulation between the Arts and Sciences. The conference at which Kemp and Gallese will speak uses the topic of “Posture in Dante’s Comedy” as a focus for an investigation of the ways in which a cognitive aesthetics of embodiment can address issues of cultural practices, identity, social interaction, and transformational potential.
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