This Math-Dance video aims to describe how the fields of mathematics are different. Focusing on Algebra, Geometry, and Topology, we use dance to describe how each one of these fields would study a circle. The geometer dances with a rigid hula hoop, the topologist dances with a loop of fabric, and the algebraist dances with a circle of lasers.
Written and Created by: Nancy Scherich
Filmed and edited by : Alex Nye
Produced by: Steven Deeble And Nancy Scherich
First Assistant Camera: Chitoh Yung
Choreographed by: Nancy Scherich, in collaboration with Katelyn Carano, Erika Walther, Steve Trettel
Original Music by: Whetzel “This Is What Topology Sounds Like” jameswhetzel.com
Cast: Eric Boesser, Nic Brody, Christian Bueno, Katelyn Carano, Michelle Chu, Olivia Davi, Ken Millett, Erin Morgan, Viki Papadakis, Abe Pressman, Nancy Scherich, Steve Trettel, Erika Walther
Special Thanks to UCSB Mathematics Dept. and Darren Long
UCSB Theater and Dance Dept.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1045292