Stellarium @MSI Science Share

On Wednesday 6th July 2016 10 FPHS Dance Students joined with Derby High School and Wright Robinson High School to perform their Stellarium Dance piece in association with Dance Manchester. The performances took place at Manchester Town Hall and the Museum of Science and Industry as part of the Great Science Share and the European City of Science 2016. Stellarium captures the formation of a star through dance starting with Stellar Nurseries moving into the battle of hydrogen and gravity; Collapsing Cores then finishing with the creation of a star with solar flares our Star ‘The Sun’. All students involved have worked really hard over the past few weeks and weekends rehearsing and making new friends with students from other schools. All pupils were very professional producing a mesmerising, challenging and educational piece of Dance.

The Project has been run through Dance Manchester and The University of Manchester’s Science and Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub bringing Science and The Arts together through Dance. Greater Manchester based choreographer Bridget Fiske has collaborated throughout the project with astrophysicists Dr Rowan Smith and Helen Mason OBE with additional support from Professor Philippa Browning to create the initial motifs.

We are really proud to be a part of Stellarium and extremely proud of all the students who took part in this initiative: dancers and scientists! The final showing of this amazing ‘starry’ performance will be on Sunday 10th July at The Lowry, Salford.
Performance times are:

Trail 1 – 1.00-2.00
Trail 2 – 2.15-3.15
Trail 3 – 3.30-4.30

Booking is required but tickets are free. Any queries please contact The Lowry Box Office on Tel: 0843 208 6000

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