Math Encounters: "Calculated Movements: The Surprising Connections Between Math and Dance" with Karl Schaffer (7:00 pm)

Employing performance excerpts, audience interactions, and engaging visuals, choreographer and mathematician Karl Schaffer will demonstrate how the seemingly disparate disciplines of dance and math inspire each other. Shape and geometry, pattern and symmetry, counting and estimation, design and structure, coherence and logic, time and space, and, perhaps most importantly, a reverence for elegant solutions, provide a shared framework for a fascinating demonstration of how the creative process is the fundamental fuel that drives human achievement across disciplines.

Special introduction by Presidential Award-winning educator Dave Masunaga.

This page is for the 7:00 pm session. Click here to register for the 4:00 pm session instead.

Light refreshments will be served after the 4:00 pm session and at 6:30 pm in advance of the second session.

Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

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For further information, call the National Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail

Please note: this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants ages 12 and up.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:00 pm   through   8:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212.542.0566