Great art feeds the mind as well as the spirit. The cerebral meets the corporeal with Everett’s new work, Brain Storm
— presented at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater this weekend. It marks this year’s first installment of Contemporary Dance Theater’s Guest Artist Series, kicking off CDT’s 40th anniversary season. Providence, R.I.-based Everett spent years in research and development with neuroscientists and people living with brain injuries to create this evening-length work
. “I’ve always been interested in their process, in the research that goes into the work they create,” says CDT Artistic Director Jefferson James. “And the fact that it’s not a traditional dance company.” Formerly known as Everett Dance Theatre, the ensemble is celebrated for its innovative blending of cross-disciplinary elements — dance, theatre, video, music — all while tackling fascinating subject matter. Here, it’s neuroscience meets the human experience… all with high-quality dancing at its heart. $27-$32. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. 513-621-2782, cdt-dance.org.