RESEARCH SUBJECT & INTERESTS
I am most interested in modes (and habits) of communication, especially how sonic, linguistic, physical, and energetic cues function to promote embodied understanding. My work explores connection, which involves choreographic research carried out within professional dance companies, as well as multidisciplinary collaborations to model constructs of dynamic interaction through social network theory, immersive somatic practices, and cognitive neuroscience.
Ilya began his early training at the Boston Ballet, and continued to study music (piano and clarinet), as well as classical, contemporary, and Latin/Ballroom dance techniques. Alongside his arts practice, Ilya pursued undergraduate studies in Neuroscience and Rhetorical Theory (Northeastern University) and holds a Master’s degree in Human Development (Harvard University).
- Naharin, O., Burns, C., Griffin, C., Harvey, D., Jarkowiec, M., Ledoh, Myers, M.J., Rothschild, E., Vidrin, I., Winokur, Z., Yossef, A.A., and Zambrano, M. (2017) Empress Archer, Source Material. Premieres February 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
- Reciprocity Collaborative (2016) Sensors, dance performance. Spring 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Horvath, J.C., Gray, Z., Schilberg, L., Vidrin, I., and Pascual-Leone, A. (2015) ‘Action–effect congruence during observational learning leads to faster action sequence learning’. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 68 (11), 2200-2215.
- Vidrin, I. (2014) Movement and Divergent Thinking: The Art of Asking Questions[4 June 2014] available from [29 July 2016]
- Schilberg, L., Brem, A-K., Freitas, C., Atkinson, N., Asboth, L., Carbone, C., Vidrin, I., and Pascual-Leone, A. (2012) ‘Effects of cognitive training combined with transcranial magnetic stimulation on cognitive functions and brain plasticity in patients with Alzheimer's disease’. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association 8 (4), P709.