Bodies In Space

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NASA deep space data & dance

For the last 10 years NASA’s Kepler space telescope has been recording light emitted from distant stars far beyond our solar system. The sound of these recordings are pulsating, otherworldly, and epic – opening the imagination to the vastness of our universe.  

In contrast, we began to wonder, what would we hear at the other end of the scale, at an atomic scale? Our human ears are quite limited, we can’t hear atoms, just like we can’t hear the stars, but we can convert their characteristics, like light  and colour, into sound. 

From the most micro and macro parts of our world, Dougie Brown (sound designer) and Helen Cox (choreographer) come together to create an experience that will ignite your curiosity and stretch your imagination.

‘ [its] visual ideas … have a natural coherence, and in combination with Brown’s soundscape and the sombre lighting of the hall, Bodies in Space gives a corresponding impression of suspended time.’ – Nicholas Minns (Writing About Dance) 


Choreography by Helen Cox
Sound Design by  Dougie Brown
Performance by Andrew Oliver, Natasha Arcoleo and Jordan Ajadi
Producer Darcy Dobson
Technical Manager Kate Elliott

Artistic mentorship by Julie Cunningham, Alexander Whitley, Tom Hobden, Stuart Leech, Daniel Broadbent and Lizzy Maries. 

Contributing scientists include Dr. Hugh Mortimer (Planetary Scientist, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory), Jessica Spake (PHD Student, University of Exeter)  and Jill Linz (Dept. of Physics, Skidmore College). 

Past Tour Dates

Sunday October 13th 2019 Bloomsbury Festival, London REVIEW

Friday November 22nd 2019 Dance Reading Festival (in collaboration with artist Ines Neto Do Santos) 

Friday November 29th 2019 The Playground 2nd Anniversary, Rambert, London (studio sharing)

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