Dance and... Physics?

Peter Lathan

Southpaw Dance Company, the Institute of Physics and Durham University are to co-operate on a series of workshops to explore the physics of dance.

The company will be organising four half-day workshops from November to January with physicists, dancers and members of the local communities in order to explore the creation and performance of artistic work, and how physics-based technologies (and the principles of physics) can be used to deepen the appreciation of dance.

They would like to involve 25 members of the public in each workshop and are asking those interested to register that interest as soon as possible by filling in the online form on the company web site. No previous experience of dance or science is required, just a willingness to participate and contribute.

The project is funded by the Institute of Physics and supported by Durham University and Dance City at the Fire Station, Sunderland.