About Elizabeth (Betsy) Coker

New York, New York

Elizabeth (Betsy) Coker (CBA ’20)—dancer, dance-maker, scientist, teacher—is co-Artistic Director of Seán Curran Company and Assistant Arts Professor of Dance at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Coker’s areas of research include multi-sensory integration, motion capture technologies, and mental imagery in dancers. She has taught, created, and set choreography with dance students and professionals across the country and world, as well as at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera de Montreal, San Diego Opera and Yale Repertory Theater.

Feeling, Seeing, Hearing Balance: Empirics and Poetics of Movement

Feeling, Seeing, Hearing Balance is an interdisciplinary experiment investigating sensor-based biofeedback technologies as both clinical and creative instruments. This project explores the transgression of boundaries defining art and science as traditionally disparate cultures and seeks to approach knowledge-making from quantitative and aesthetic perspectives. This work will culminate in three distinct outcomes represented by text-based, digital, and performative traditions.

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Elizabeth Coker.

Elizabeth Coker. Photo by David Gonsier.

Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Elizabeth Coker.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.
Betsy Coker showing work during her CBA seminar.