At the Edinburgh International Science Festival we took the time to sit down and talk with Peter Lovatt (aka Dr Dance) to discuss the importance of improvisation for creativity and the science of dance. In a really cool conversation we get some of Peter’s tips for improvisation (for example, wherever you go, look for one new or unexpected thing) and he shares his amazing story of how he taught himself to read at the age of 22, how a whole world of meaning opened up to him, and how language skills are damaged, learned and recovered through dance. If you want to find out more, check out his TED talk, and if that all seems terribly prosiac, we also feature a great song to dance to, the Banana Song from Bobok.