MediaScape Musings # 12 : All In Your Head – An Artistic Exploration of Neurological Phenomena

Last Friday, audiences were treated to a groundbreaking performance titled “All In Your Head,” a unique blend of dance, jazz music, and visual design that embarked on an artistic journey into the complexities of neurological problems. This innovative show not only entertained but also educated, diving deep into the intricacies of the human brain and its relationship with mental health, all through the lens of various art forms.

The performance was structured into four main parts, each exploring different aspects of neurological issues and mental health.

1. The Trial and Error Treatment System
2. Connections of the Brain
3. Neuroscience of Depression
4. Mind: Interaction of Personhood and Mental Health

“All In Your Head” was more than just a performance; it was a profound educational experience that beautifully married the worlds of art and science. By using dance, music, and visual design to explore neurological problems, the show offered a unique perspective on the trials, connections, and emotional landscapes of the human brain, making it an unforgettable event for all who attended.

MediaScape Musings # 10 : All In Your Head 🧠

Today, I’m excited to unveil a groundbreaking project I’m currently immersed in, titled “All in Your Head.” This innovative endeavor brings together dancers, musicians, artists, and neuroresearchers in a captivating exploration of the trial-and-error landscape of mental health treatment, the scientific intricacies of depression, and the intricate inner workings of the brain.

“All in Your Head” unfolds as a four-movement multimodal masterpiece, seamlessly integrating visual art, dance, and live improvisation and composition. By challenging the conventional notion that mental illness is merely “all in your head,” this project invites a profound shift in perspective. Instead, it prompts us to direct our focus precisely where it needs to be—into the individual’s unique brain chemistry, circuitry, and holistic life experience. This distinctive world demands equally unique and tailored treatment approaches.

Join us on this transformative journey by following our Instagram account @neuroartsprod for updates on upcoming events and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process. Together, let’s delve into the realms of art, science, and human experience to redefine the narrative surrounding mental health! 🧠 🤯 🎆

MediaScape Musings # 9 : Reflecting on the Weekend with Asking Alice

Over the past weekend, the curtain finally fell on “Asking Alice.” Regardless of whether it achieved the envisioned perfection, every small imperfection has transformed into the very essence of “performing arts.” As a director and audio-visual designer, and in the process of mastering the role of a stage manager, I have gained invaluable experiences throughout.

I extend my sincere gratitude to my fellow dance classmates for delivering a flawless performance. Special thanks to my theater classmates for showcasing their expertise in seamlessly integrating set design and light design. I also want to express my appreciation to the partners in PAT and Robotics, who brought their interactive skills to the forefront, creating a distinctive and engaging interactive experience!

This weekend marked not just the end of “Asking Alice” but a celebration of the artistic journey filled with learning and collaboration.

MediaScape Musings # 8 : Asking Alice

I hope you’re having a wonderful start to the new semester! I am thrilled to extend an invitation to you for the upcoming performance of “Asking Alice,” a collaboration between creators from Performing Arts Technology and Dance!

Event Details:
* Date: January 19th & 20th
* Time: 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)
* Venue: Arthur Miller Theater (Adjacent to Pierpont Building)
* Tickets: Free- available at the box office a half-hour before the show

“Asking Alice” is a futuristic reinterpretation of Lewis Carroll’s novels, in which Alice ventures through a cyber Wonderland on a journey of reinvention in an increasingly digitized world. Along the way, she encounters iconic characters and creatures from the original tales. The work features dance, robotics, and an original score featuring a solo cellist. Don’t miss this whimsical show, playing this weekend only! 

We looking forward to welcoming you to Wonderland!  

MediaScape Musings # 7 : Missing Piece

Hello everyone!! As we approach the end of the semester, I wanted to take a moment to extend warm regards and share a unique collaborative endeavor that has been brewing in one of our classes, involving students from the PAT, Stamps, and Dance departments.

Titled “Missing Piece,” this project is more than just a performance; it combines live performance art, dance movements, and live piano interludes. What makes it truly special is the active involvement of our audience. We’ve extended an invitation for them to bring objects of personal significance, items that hold meaning and significance to them, and seamlessly incorporate these objects into the fabric of the performance itself.

As we eagerly await the culmination of this project, I can’t help but anticipate the final recorded performance. It promises to be a testament to the power of collective creativity and the magic that ensues when diverse talents intertwine to create something truly special.

Stay tuned for the final performance video, as it’s sure to encapsulate the essence of our collaborative efforts and the meaning behind “Missing Piece.”