Boyer Dance Professor, once staggered, explores his new world

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Chronicle of Higher Education

In 2008, Dance Professor Philip Grosser, a member of the Boyer College of Music and Dance faculty for 27 years, suffered a stroke so severe that it left him unconscious all night on the floor beside his living-room sofa. When Grosser came to in the hospital, he couldn't talk. After many months of speech therapy, he was able to teach and choreograph again. The dances he's made since his stroke, he says, are "a little more emotionally out there, a little more raw." He has also published a coffee-table art book, called Nerve Networks.