The Physics of Dance

Wordplay Dancer

We are delighted to announce that Southpaw Dance Company is working with the Institute of Physics and Durham University on a series of workshops that will explore the physics of dance.

Do you remember the spectacular responsive light in Speakeasy? Or the projection mapping in RUSH and Wordplay?

We are organising four half-day workshops from November to January with physicists, dancers and members of the local communities 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.

Each workshop is limited to 25 members of the public so make sure you register your interest asap – you only need to attend one of the four (and please do note that we cannot cover travel expenses so choose a location accordingly). Once we have an idea of preferred venues and times, we will book them in and let you know! No previous experience of dance or science is required, just a willingness to participate and contribute.

This is an exciting project for us, one that we hope will be the start of a sustained relationship between Southpaw and scientists. We hope you can join us.

This activity is funded by the IoP and supported by Durham University, and Dance City at the Fire Station, Sunderland.

To take part please fill out the online form below – once it’s submitted you’ll be taken back to the homepage of our website.


The Physics of Dance