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  • Poetry, dance, physics unite in Nov. 7, 8 performances of ‘Rhythms of the Universe’

    Posted on October 31st, 2014 Lynn Powers No comments

    UPDATE: Bravo!  Hopefully you were able to make one of the performances, I did and it was very impressive – great going!

    You may remember in April 2013 Nico Yunes from MSU invited SMAS to his Celebrating Einstein events.  He wanted us to know about the next installment called Rhythms of the Universe.  Nico received NASA’s Einstein Fellowship in 2010 and researches Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity and gravitation, specializing in black holes, neutrons stars and compact binaries.   This show combines astrophysical concepts, poetry and dance.  Participants spent several months learning about black holes, neutron stars, etc., then wrote poetry that incorporated those concepts. They will perform their poems in a spoken-word format, and the Headwaters Dance Academy will interpret the poems

    BOZEMAN — Poetry, dance and physics will be entwined in a new show to be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 in the Emerson Cultural Center theatre in Bozeman.

    The free public event, “Rhythms of the Universe: Words and Worlds in Motion,” will combine science and the arts in the vein of last year’s “Celebrating Einstein” event, said Montana State University physicist Nico Yunes who organized both.

    The event will consist of a series of spoken-word performances that will use astrophysics imagery to convey human and social issues, followed by contemporary dance pieces aimed at providing an interpretation for the poems, Yunes said.

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