Cambridge Junction celebrates arts and science


15-03-2016

Cambridge Junction is pleased to be presenting a selection of events as part of the University of Cambridge’s popular Science Festival following a run of sell-out shows in 2015 celebrating the intersection of the arts and science.

 

The first event at Cambridge Junction is A Piece of Time: Moving Pendulums & Synchronizing Metronomes which will see Dutch performance maker Nick Steur use 32 metronomes and a pendulum set within a giant steel pyramid to create a unique theatrical installation. The exciting new piece taking place this evening (15th) and  tomorrow 16th March creates a collective experience that captures the precious tick of time and our own individual connection to it. Described by the press as "one of the most interesting theatre makers in the Netherlands", Nick Steur was first seen in Cambridge in 2013 with his award-winning show FREEZE! as part of monomania Festival, fusing visual arts, theatre and rock balancing.

 Saturday 19th March sees the return of the hugely popular Tangram Theatre to Cambridge with the third and final show in the company’s award-winning “Scientrilogy”. Following acclaimed shows about Darwin and Einstein, Tangram present The Element in the Room, A Radioactive Musical Comedy About the Death and Life of Marie Curie. Featuring incredible scientific breakthroughs, very silly songs and an audience-participation radioactive decay chain, the show is an exuberant celebration of the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, whose work continues to affect our lives today.

 Concluding the Science Festival events at Cambridge Junction on Sunday 20th March is Peut-Être Theatre’s family show Shh…Bang!; a delicate dance-theatre performance which playfully explores sound and silence. Peut-Être Theatre collaborated with Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Acoustics and Vibrations at Southampton University whilst developing the innovative piece for ages 3 plus.

 Following the performance audiences will be able to join an interactive post-show workshop from the University of Southampton investigating the science of sound. Participants will be able to play with acoustic instruments and kit to explore pitch, volume, hearing, ways of generating sound and makes links between simple sounds and real-world science and engineering problems

 

Cambridge Science Festival shows at Cambridge Junction

Nick Steur, SoAP Foundation & Richard Jordan Productions

A Piece of Time: Moving Pendulums & Synchronizing Metronomes

Tue 15 Mar (7.30pm) & Wed 16 Mar (5pm & 8.30pm) | J2

Tickets £15 (£10 con)

Tangram Theatre Company

The Element in the Room: A Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death and Life of Marie Curie

Sat 19 Mar 2.30 & 7.30pm | J2

Tickets £12 (£8 con) | £34 group of 4 (max. 2 adults)

Peut-Être Theatr

Shh...Bang!

Sun 20 Mar | J2 | 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets £10 adult | £6 child | £27 group of 4 (max. 2 adults)

Amazing Sounds and Unexpected Music: the science behind Shh…BANG!

Sun 20 Mar | J2 | 12.45pm & 3.45pm

Tickets £3

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For further information please contact Ed Hine, Marketing & Communications Manager
edmund@junction.co.uk or 01223 403489

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