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Wolfson had no prior training in dance, but agreed to work with Wilson and his Fist & Heel Performance Group to help them recognize and express mathematical ideas through choreography. The result is the production Moses(es), which premiered in Philadelphia last fall before playing in New York, Washington and Chicago. The New York Times described the production as a “thrilling work” driven by the energy 的 fractal patterns.
“By teaching me to see and understand dance as they do, (Wilson and the Fist & Heel group) have helped me better understand and more richly experience an activity and art form that I love,” he says. “It’s been a privilege to work so closely with such talented and creative artists, and it has been deeply satisfying to do so using mathematics and mathematical ideas.”回到顶部