Generally, no. But some can. Some are rather good
at it. A contest was reported in Science Magazine:
The rules were simple: Using no words or images,
interpret your Ph.D. thesis in dance form. Entrants were divided into
three categories—graduate student, postdoc, and
professor—and the prize for each was a year’s subscription to
The winning videos are here.
Want more? Wait until next year:
2009 Dance Your PhD contest:
Want to dance your own thesis? Stay tuned to www.johnbohannon.org/dance.html
where a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS will be announced soon. Rather than a
localized contest, the next round will be global. Scientists will video
their own dances and post them online (e.g., to YouTube). The prize?
Negotiations are underway to have the winners’ latest peer-reviewed
publications interpreted by a professional dance company next year.
Good luck and happy grooving.