(Equations + Fractals)(Dance) = Beauty

We have a very impressive dance program at Harpeth Hall with amazingly creative choreographers. One of them asked me to create an animation involving equations and fractal animation that will be projected behind some dancers as they perform. The music is a portion of a minimalist piece called “Sextet”, composed by Chris Fitkin, and performed by Piano Circus (available here.)

After four nights of work with Chaoscope and putting my laptop through its paces calculating over 2800 images to create a relatively smooth animation, here is the finished product. I can’t wait to see it all come together on the stage in a couple of months. By the way, pay attention to the last equation, which is possibly the most beautiful in all of mathematics.