Notes on Synchrony

In ancient Buddhist debate, two or more monks explore inconsistencies in their reasoning while engaging in a highly stylized movement sequence. Neuroscience shows that the brainwaves of the monks synchronize during this practice, literally creating a mental connection. Notes on Synchrony is an experiment in which contemporary dancers and neuroscientists co-investigate the meaning of this connection. In this living laboratory of brain and movement research, the audience witnesses the collision of two very different disciplines exploring the same phenomenon.


Dance | Ido Batash, Matan Zamir
Science | Marieke van Vugt, Debarati Banerjee, Lionel Newman
Director | Kirsten Krans
Dramaturg & Spoken Word | Ferdinand Lewis
Composer | Yoni Collier

Notes on Synchrony is a collaboration between Random Collision & University of Groningen.