Written by Jillian Murray The project Convergence (Artistic Director, Dr. Aston K. McCullough) took place from September 2022 to February 2023, fusing together elements of live musicians, filming, and Five College faculty and dancers collaborating to create an artistic piece representative of the findings of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Lab, Laboratory […]
Written by Jillian Murray Edited by Aston K. McCullough, Ph.D. & Kiley M. Baker, M.Sc. Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance (LAB:SYNC) and the Dance Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently hosted the 2023 Dance Science Symposium (DSS) in April. This year, LAB:SYNC was delighted to welcome Edna Orozco, MA (Cenda University […]
The University of Massachusetts Amherst featured LAB:SYNC Director, Dr. Aston K. McCullough, in an article about his recent presentation at the 2022 National Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities conference. Read the full article here.
This fall, the dance science community published a number of ground-breaking new studies, with 24 articles on dance, science, health and technology featured on gravity! Alfiero, C. J., Brown, A. F., Chun, Y., Holmes, A., & Bailey, J. P. (2022). The Effect of Foot Position and Lean Mass on Jumping and Landing Mechanics in Collegiate Dancers. […]
Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance (LAB:SYNC), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is currently developing and validating sensor-based methods for quantifying dance exposures in adults and testing relationships between multiple health outcomes and self-reported lifetime dance exposures in a clinical trial called the METRIC […]