Digital: Deeper Duet: Carolyn Hall + Daniel Alston

Sep. 14, 7:00 pm8:30 pm EDT

$10 – $15

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Science and math work wonders in every aspect of our lives, yet so many of us are scared away from diving in and not only understanding, but also, reveling in how they operate. How can we be introduced to the principles, effects, and intersections more creatively and be inspired to deeply engage in the fields of math and science? Daniel Alston and Carolyn Hall, both scientists, educators, and dancers, will discuss the importance of embodied and affective learning – through the senses, physical participation, and emotions. In this conversation, they’ll share some of their own experiences of learning and teaching in this way and how dance inspires them.


Carolyn Hall is a Brooklyn-based Bessie Award-winning dancer/performer, historical marine ecologist, and science communications instructor. She is a freelancer for all of these and currently works/creates with Third Rail Projects, Carrie Ahern Dance, the American Fisheries Society, the arts and ecology collective Works on Water, and is a fellow with Sinai and Synapses. She combines this mix of interests to create interactive projects that aim to make complex, data-rich issues around water and climate change more understandable, embodied, and memorable through artistic and public engagement.


Daniel Mason Alston, is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Science Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His scholarship examines the development and impact of student-centered teaching methods such as, inquiry-based and STEM instruction. He also seeks to better understand the various person variables (e.g., emotions, motivations, beliefs) which impact the instructional choices teachers make in the classroom and how these person variables impact the learning environment. Daniel is also a dancer. He has taken tap (his first love in the dance space) since he was in the 5th grade. In later years, Daniel also engaged in African, Hip-Hop, Praise, and Salsa dancing.

Deeper Duets engage two special guests in lively and provocative conversation about artistic life, artistic practice and the urgent social concerns that drive creative expression.

All Fall 2021 Season events will be held online via Zoom. Gibney’s Box Office can be reached via email. For ticketing inquiries or requests, please email Marketing & Audience Services Manager, Kimiko Tanabe, at

Gibney encourages people with disabilities to attend online offerings, and we welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. This event features live ASL interpreters and live captioning. If you have any questions or additional access needs, please email us at or call us at 212-677-8560 (voice only) at least 24 hours in advance of the event you plan to attend.

Image Description:
A collage of two headshots.
The left photo is a smiling woman, with white skin, grayish-blue eyes looking at the camera, and dark brown shoulder-length hair with bangs. She is wearing a light blue button down shirt open at the neck and a blue thread necklace with a small silver swirl pendant. The back ground has papers on the walls with horizontal colored lines and some writing that is out of focus.
The right photo is Daniel enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 2018.

Photo (left) of Carolyn Hall by Robin Michals. Photo (right) of Daniel Alston provided courtesy of the artist.