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06/23/2018
Embark/Disembark: The Urban Mobility Variety Show at FIGMENT NYC
Variety Show

As part of Van Alen Institute’s Shore to Core competition, the winning team, Happier by Design integrated research on restoration theory, installing frames which encourage passersby to shift attention to the surrounding natural elements. Decreased activity in the hippocampus—specifically, low dopamine levels—appears to be why individuals with ADHD exhibit impulsive behavior. Providing engaging sensory environments that promote dopamine production in the brain may be a helpful support in stimulating prefrontal brain activity.

Take to the water as our Variety Show lands on Governors Island as part of Figment NYC. This afternoon mix of provocative and compelling performances puts participants front and center as our performers interpret the notion of “getting around the changing city” through interactive dance, music and performance events.

Featuring:
Candice Iloh, Writer and Performer​
Douglas Dunn + Dancers
Joshua Fried’s RADIO WONDERLAND
Bill Shannon, Artist, Mover, and Choreographer

Free and open to the public.

Presented with FIGMENT NYC

Visit the Governors Island website for ferry schedule and fare information