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Asaf Bachrach

UMR 7023 CNRS, France

Asaf is a researcher in the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Paris. Trained in formal linguistics and cognitive neuroscience (PhD MIT), Asaf’s research has focused over the last 10 years on dance performance and spectating, collective improvisation and group creativity. His research brings together experimental protocols from the cognitive sciences, physiological measures and experiential reports. His most recent project makes use of shared virtual reality. For Asaf, dance and improvisation are not objects of scientific investigation bur rather tools or epistemological framework for the study of cognition and intersubjectivity. He has organized a number of international transdciplinary events around dance and improvisation. Since 2018 Asaf is a member of the eur ArTec executive committee. ArTec is a new graduate program in research-creation based in Paris 8 (   

Asaf practices Contact Improvisation for over 25 years and has been teaching, performing and facilitating events internationally over 20 years. He is also a certified Rolfing practitioner.