A dancer jumps out of dust, with a light shining behind her

Celestial Bodies: The Universe in Motion

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2018.

Time to play planet. In this part dance, part game, part experiment, you’ll don a helium balloon suit and experience all the incredible ways in which gravity can be used and harnessed for improved movement. Guided by professional dancers, you’ll move around a Grade I listed warehouse steeped in history and literally act out the laws of physics, as they explain to the participants the purpose of each movement, and what it can teach you about your body and mobility. Explore propulsion, motion and gravity while gaining an insight into the way the universe (and your own body) works.

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Saturday 27 October – Sunday 28 October 2018,
11am – 11.20am
11.40am – 12pm
12.20pm – 12.40pm
2pm – 2.20pm
2.40pm – 3pm
3.20pm – 3.40pm
4pm – 4.20pm
4.40pm – 5pm

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Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

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Book on the day at the venue
No tickets available for 4.40pm session

Age guidance

Adults and families 8+

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