Bridges 2012 Short Paper

Mathematics in the World of Dance
Katarzyna Wasilewska
(Proceedings pages 453–456)


Over the years our society has considered dance and mathematics to be near polar opposites. Dance is a fun activity — both to perform and observe; it involves other people and can be source of great satisfaction. On the other hand, the general populace considers mathematics to be a dull and overly complicated source of constant frustration. The two seem to have nothing in common. And yet upon close investigation the many connections and similarities reveal themselves.