Dancing the Universe
Do you like dancing? Are you up to a challenge? Take part in this unique dance competition where you’ll need to choreograph a dance that interprets one out of the 10 scientific research topics explained below and that are developed at the ICG. You will get one visit from a member of the ICG to answer your questions and give you feedback on your choreography.
There will be prizes for the winners!
This outreach activity is focused on the research carried out at the Institute for Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG), University of Portsmouth.
- The first minute of the Universe
- Dark energy: when stuff do not fall down
- Is gravity what we think it is?
- Super structures in the Universe
- Light bent by mass
- Supernovae: a story of dying stars
- How do galaxies work?
- Evolving stars for building galaxies.
- Where do black holes come from?
- Gravitational waves: shaking space-time.
How to participate:
During November we will open a registration form. To participate in the competition, you will need to:
- Form a dance group with 2 to 15 people with ages between 12 and 16 (both ages included).
- Register your group by March 1st 2018. Take into account that every member of the group needs to register individually.
- Choreograph a dance that lasts less than 5 minutes in your preferred dance style (ballet, hip-hop, salsa, etc).
- Fill in the competition form the week before the competition takes place.
The dancing contest will be judge by popular vote, however, there will be a panel of judges and at least half of them should be able to recognise the Science topic in the dance, otherwise the popularity votes will be halved. Any hint on the science theme done in either the name of the group or during the dance using words will be penalise with a subtraction of 60% of the popularity votes.