Contact Improvisation Workshop and Interdisciplinary Forum

The Tohoku Forum for Creativity is hosting an interdisciplinary forum and workshop on "Non-verbal Communication Through Body Movements." Researchers and community members are invited to join the free activities that connect artistic practices with scientific studies. No prior experience is needed, and everyone is welcome.

The two-day interactive workshop will explore the connection between mind and body, in individuals, in pairs and in groups. Two professional dancers will lead the sessions, to help participants experience and consider creative forms of non-verbal communication.

Event: Improvisation Workshop
Date: March 26 - 27, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon (in Japanese)
   2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (in English)
Venue: Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University (map)

To register:
Deadline: March 21 (Mon), 3 p.m. (JST)
Capacity: 16 people maximum in each (English / Japanese) workshop group
Note that all participants must attend both days of the workshop.

The day after the workshop, an interdisciplinary forum will be held online to discuss ongoing collaborations in the field of non-verbal communication, from the perspective of philosophy, education and cognitive neuroscience.

Event: Interdisciplinary Forum
Date: March 28, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 noon
Venue: Online via Zoom (Hosted by Tohoku Forum for Creativity)
Capacity: 200 people

To register:
Deadline: March 24 (Thu), 10 a.m. (JST)

For more information about both the workshop and forum, please visit:


Tohoku Forum for Creativity
Organization for Research Promotion
Tohoku University

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