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 8 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 does 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.
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).
- Have a 1 to 2 min. description of your dance to share with the judging panel.
- Fill in the competition form the competition day.
The dancing contest will be judge by a panel of judges including dance professionals and physicists. They will judge artistry, including musicality and technical difficulty, but they will also take into account your understanding of the topic you chose. There will be two age groups: 12, 13, 14 and 15, 16 years old.