Physics and Dance: An Open Reading and Book Signing with Emily Coates and Sarah Demers

New York Live Arts Theater
Jan 17 at 7 PM

Please join us for an open reading and book signing of Emily Coates and Sarah Demers’ exciting new book, Physics and Dance, in the Live Arts Theatre. Featuring demos from Yvonne Rainer, Patricia Hoffbauer, Lacina Coulibaly, and Daniel UlbrichtFree to the public – please RSVP at the link in the top right corner.
From stepping out of our beds each morning to admiring the stars at night, we live in a world of motion, energy, space, and time. How do we understand the phenomena that shape our experience? How do we make sense of our physical realities? Two guides—a former member of New York City Ballet, Emily Coates, and CERN particle physicistSarah Demers—show us how their respective disciplines can help us to understand both the quotidian and the deepest questions about the universe.

Requiring no previous knowledge of dance or physics, this introduction covers the fundamentals while revealing how a dialogue between art and science can enrich our appreciation of both. Readers will come away with a broad cultural knowledge of Newtonian to quantum mechanics and classical to contemporary dance.

Including problem sets and choreographic exercises to solidify understanding, this book will be of interest to anyone curious about physics or dance.

Emily Coates is associate professor adjunct of theater studies at Yale University, where she created the Dance Studies curriculum. 

Sarah Demers is Horace D. Taft Associate Professor of Physics at Yale University, where she is ATLAS Upgrade Physics convener and works on the Mu2e trigger. Their work has been featured in the World Science Festival and covered in the New York Times and the New Yorker.