Spokane artist Madeline McNeill’s latest story-driven performance explores how the body shapes the mind

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Multidisciplinary artist Madeline McNeill (back) and dancer Nicole Brianna.

Is the body a flesh-encased machine responding solely to the commands of our brain, or does the body actually help shape the mind?

Madeline McNeill’s new multimedia show Bodies in Conversation explores this topic, also known as embodied cognition, through the use of music, theater, dance and film.

“It’s the idea that the body is part of how we make sense of the world,” McNeill says. “We’re in this body and we’re

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