Notes on Synchrony

Random Collision & University of Groningen

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.


Artistic team | Ido Batash, Matan Zamir
Scientific team | Marieke van Vugt, Debarati Banerjee
Director | Kirsten Krans
Dramaturg | Ferdinand Lewis

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