‘I firmly believe that whatever initiates movement, this impulse is reflected in the presence of the dancer. Therefore it is interesting to think about the relationship between body, presence and artificial intelligence’. E.Schilling

Many thanks to the Junge Akademie der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur in Mainz for the initiation and organisation of the event. It was an enriching experience to share my passion for the art form of dance with academics from the fields of literature, robotics, neuroscience and Islamic studies and be inspired by the conversations before and after the event.