If you’ve ever watched in awe as the black swan completes 32 fouettes, you will know that ballet sometimes seems to defy the possible. Indeed, from a beautiful pas de deux to grande jetés, hidden behind the perfect technique is a swathe of science.
The Queensland Ballet and its Artistic Director, Li Cunxin, will be joined on stage by a physics guru and a dance physiotherapist to deconstruct the movements and explain the physicality in this very graceful and enlightening collision of art and science.
Science on Pointe is presented in association with Program Partner Queensland Ballet.
Tamara Davis is an astrophysicist who studies the elusive “dark energy” that’s accelerating the universe. She’s measured time-dilation in distant supernovae, helped make one of the largest maps of galaxies...View Profile
Best known to the general public as a judge on The New Inventors, Bernie Hobbs is an award-winning science writer and broadcaster with ABC Science Online. Originally form Brisbane, Bernie...View Profile
Li was born in China and was selected to study at Beijing Dance Academy in 1972. Upon his graduation in 1979, he received one of the first cultural exchange scholarships...View Profile
Zara Gomes has been a Dance Physiotherapist for over 20 years, and has worked with ballet and contemporary dance companies in Australia, the UK and Germany and toured internationally. She...View Profile
Rani’s professional career began with the Kiel Ballet Company Germany in 1995 before moving to The Netherlands where she danced with world-renowned Netherlands Dance Theatre 2 and Netherlands Dance Theatre...View Profile
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