CELL  - An introduction to microbiology (KS2 & 3)

A dance production and interactive workshop introducing microbiology to young people

Inspired by life in the lab, the movement of cells and folding of DNA, CELL is a playful, exploration of microbiology.

Dancers in the inflatable cell set

Impelo, formerly known as Powys Dance, are working with a team of leading scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Oxford and award-winning artists to develop the immersive landscape of CELL.

Join us inside our inflatable world as it comes alive with movement that will make you marvel at your body’s power, quirks and hidden landscapes. Explore human cells through intricate choreography that will enthral and astound you. Discover the life-giving world inside your body; a universe smaller than a grain of sand.

This event is for Upper Key Stage Two (Years 5 and 6) and Key Stage Three (Years 7 and 8) school groups from UK state schools. Groups (of up to 30 students)  will receive a range of activities as part of the CELL experience. These include:

  • Pre-workshop cartoon (one copy per child) introducing the topic and key vocabulary
  • On campus performance and workshop (30 minutes)
  • On campus interactive lab session (45 minutes)
  • Access to an online archive of topic vocabulary with descriptions and associated dance interpretations
  • Access to an 'Ask a Scientist' webpage, featuring some of the academics involved in the development of the production. This will be available from one week before the first session and until one week after the last workshop. Answers will be sent directly to the school.

Dancers interlinked among the inflatable cell setThe performance and workshops will take place on Tuesday 2 July and Wednesday 3 July 2019. Time slots on both days are:

  • 10:30 - 12:00
  • 11:30 - 13:30 (with lunch break)
  • 13:00 - 14:30 

This event is now fully booked but if you are interested in future performances please email Impelo Dance to be updated about future performance dates.

Developed in association with Imperial College London, MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, University of Oxford, Coney, Dr Anna Fenemore,  Abingdon Science Partnership and access consultant Jonny Cotsen. Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, the National Lottery and BOSE Professional.