David Odde

A research collaborative supported by the Institute for Advanced Study at The University of Minnesota, The Moving Cell Project centers on the collaboration of biomedical engineering professor David Odde, BLM Artistic director Carl Flink and Black Label Movement. The primary focus of the project examines the value and utility of collaborative encounters between science and dance for both scientific research and education as well as the ability of science to substantively inform the creative process. Currently The Moving Cell Project is focusing on the development of a research technique called bodystorming. Bodystorming is a fast prototyping technique in which scientists and dance artists work together to examine scientific principles and theories in real time at the human scale. Additional scientist collaborators with this project are: Dyche Mullins of University of California San Francisco, and Enrique De La Cruz, Ph.D. of Yale University. This past summer, The Moving Cell Project conducted a residency to examine the practical applications of bodystorming with scientists and students at the renowned Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.