Recommended by Jennifer C. Sarrett

This Spring, the Center for the Study of Human Health and Arts at Emory are teaming up to bring the community a series of events titled “Embodied”. Events throughout the semester will explore the role of art in health through film screenings, performances, and conversations. You can find out more here, and below is list of the upcoming events.

Human Health on Film

Feb. 6 – March 26, 7:30 p.m., White Hall, Room 208

The Center for the Study of Human Health and Film and Media Studies at Emory present a free screening series featuring both narrative (“The King’s Speech,” “And the Band Played On”) and documentary films (“Alive Inside,” “Human Nature,” “Supersize Me”). Faculty members from human health, theater studies, the Center for Ethics and Rollins School of Public Health will introduce each screening. 

4:48 | The Uninhabitable Earth

Saturday, Feb. 8, 3 p.m., Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab

Playwriting marathon 4:48 continues this year as part of The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory’s biennial festival, Brave New Works. Four alumni playwrights have only 48 hours to write plays inspired by David Wallace-Wells’ work on climate change, “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.” Readings of the plays begin at 3 p.m. in the Schwartz Theater Lab, continuing throughout the afternoon and evening. Brave New Works is a free event, but tickets are required.

Body Mapping for Singers

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Performing Arts Studio

Emory vocal studies welcomes Quinn Patrick Ankrum of the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music. Her body mapping session includes information about mindfulness/inclusive awareness, balance and breathing, with group participation. 

Having a Ball: Music, Laughter and Patient Inspiration

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m., Performing Arts Studio

Using music, humor and fun, social worker and educator Anne McSweeney and playwright and cancer survivor Tom Willner joined forces to invigorate and re-energize health care professionals who work so hard for their patients. With back and forth banter, this presentation consists of music and storytelling depicting the patient experience – oftentimes poking fun, sometimes more serious and always showcasing the critical role that health care professionals play in the lives of their patients.

Peace, Love, Vote

Saturday, March 7, 12:30 p.m., Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio

The Dancing Flowers for Peace, a group of women over 50, are members of the Garden Party. Join them for a movement workshop that will connect women to each other, to their own bodies and to the planet. Co-directed by Lori Teague, director of Emory Dance, Lesly Fredman, artistic director of Theater on the Prowl, and Noel Marts. 

Transcendent Yoga

March 17 – April 23, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Exhibition Galleries

The Carlos Museum invites you to begin or end your day with yoga, surrounded by Manjari’s Sharma’s large-scale images of Lakshmi, Vishnu, Shiva and other Hindu gods and goddesses in the exhibition “Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine.” Restore your body and spirit on Tuesday afternoons with Marck Maroun from The Yoga Source or Thursday mornings Anna Leo of Emory’s dance department. The six-week session costs $65 for Carlos Museum members and $85 for nonmembers. Space is limited, and online registration for either Tuesday or Thursday is required. 

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