Devin Rowe’s submission to the Dance Your PhD contest achieves second place GLOBALLY

“This year’s entries did a great job of incorporating art and science to [create something] greater than the sum of their parts,” Meade says. In the past, she explains, “some entries have incredible research but the dance component feels like an afterthought, or we might get some incredible dance performance, but I’m not sure what it has to do with science. It has to be a blending that accentuates both.” The entries were so strong, the judges noted, that the second-ranked dance in the social science category might have won the whole thing if not up against the kangaroos: