Last Wednesday we had the ‘Dancing the Universe’ workshop. 17 young people between the ages of 11 and 15 went to Priory school, Portsmouth, to learn about space and how to create space-themed dances. Dr. Violeta Gonzalez-Perez, from our institute, talked about Gravity, Galaxies and the Expansion of the Universe. Professional dancer Grace Hall, from the Neptune Girls, provided a short choreography and from there, the students started modifying and creating their own interpretation of the science topics, helped by the creative tools that Roni Edwards, from Padmozi creations, gave them.
Alex Fountain recorder the event and is busy producing a video of the final dance and about the day. This will be shown the 16th July for those that attended this event and those that have made possible this project to come to life.
We got a lot of help from different people from the ICG, but also from the Outreach department in the University.