This week we are starting rehearsals for TWO more education programs, Dance Nexus in Glenorchy and Moving East 2 in Clarence!
Across the two programs we are connecting 12 classes with 12 professional scientists, who will be working with the students and choreographers to help make a work about their research and practice. Our Glenorchy schools will be working with choreographer Felicity Bott and a huge mix of scientists, while Clarence is led by choreographers Hannah Vermeulen, Joshua Lowe and Tullia Chung-Tilley, alongside scientists from IMAS and the Australian Antarctic Division.
Angie Jackson from the Royal Hobart Hospital’s Microbiology and Serology Departments spent a lesson at Kempton Primary, sharing how she analyses samples for bacteria, parasites, fungi and viruses, helping to diagnose infections. Definitely not your usual dance class!
We were also lucky to have Guy Williams from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies join us at Warrane Primary for Moving East 2. Guy is a polar oceanographer who works with the ocean currents and their interaction with sea ice and Antarctic ice shelves. He brought in some of his equipment to show students how him and his team measure the ice while they’re down in Antarctica. Over the next nine weeks the students will be interpreting and learning about this information by using it to choreograph their own dance piece to be performed at World Games Day on June 30th