Maine field with forest in the background

A Dancer in the Woods

Katie Flashner moved from Southern California to Maine during the pandemic. Away from her ballroom dance opportunities, she asks: For a competitive dancer, how important is the aspect of competition to my identity as a dancer?

Several blurry dancers writhe on the floor with what appear to be strings connecting them.

Butoh and Neuroscience

Colombian neuroscientist Dr. Luis Roberto Amador López, theoretical physicist Dr. José Jairo Giraldo Gallo, and butoh choreographer Brenda Polo research the effects butoh has on the brain and emotions in their project “Black Hole.”