The Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble

The Signs of Discovery

as part of Bridges Seoul 2014

Karl Schaffer and Erik Stern

What do mathematics and dance have in common? For years Karl Schaffer and Erik Stern have been revealing the surprising connections through highly physical, engaging choreography peppered with their unique brand of humor and entertaining audience interactions. From the stately "Shadowed Flight" to magical play with paper to Chinese legends of flight told with giant tangrams, the Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble addresses symmetry, number sense, the history of ideas and, ultimately, how we think.

Don't miss their trio show The Signs of Discovery (which Karl and Erik perform along with company dancer Saki) as part of the Bridges Seoul 2014 conference at the Gwacheon National Science Museum.

Karl Schaffer and Erik Stern and Saki

Under the direction of Karl Schaffer and Erik Stern, the Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble has appeared at the prestigious Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration in Washington, D.C. and many other venues. Delighting audiences of all ages, the ensemble has received numerous national grants, and taught hundreds of workshops on how to connect dance and mathematics in the classroom. Their book, "MathDance with Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern," is popular among arts and mathematics educators worldwide; check out their TEDx talk.

Karl Schaffer and Erik Stern

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Photo credits: Hazen Imaging and Steve DiBartolomeo