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Soothe: Dance Theatre & Brain Chemistry

4:30pm-5:45pm on Sunday 24 March
7:30pm-8:45pm on Sunday 24 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, CB3 9DP

Dive into the pre-frontal cortex for an off-balance, fun, emotive dance exploration of the three modes of emotional regulation: threat, drive, soothe. Award-winning Infusion Physical Theatre looks at adrenaline, dopamine and oxytocin in a multimedia dance show for all ages.

This four-cast ensemble brings to life the movement of mental wellbeing in a thoughtful and rambunctious examination of hormones that push, pull and drag us through life. Combining contemporary dance and multimedia, Infusion weaves together non-traditional partnering and original music to follow the cravings of a post-lockdown society eager for recovery.

Special guests Professor Nicola Clayton FRS and Mark Baldwin OBE will introduce the events.

The science will then be unpacked in a post-show talk by world-leading researchers Professor David Belin (Department of Psychology) and Professor Ljiljana Fruk (BioNano Engineering Group), who will discuss their work on these hormones and answer questions from the audience.

The show trailer is available at:

Multimedia by Fruk Laboratories artist-in-residence Diana Scarborough.

Made possible by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Booking/Registration is: RECOMMENDED

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Talk, Performance
Timing: Live Stream, In person
Event Capacity: 270
Theme: Health, Discovery, Society
Accessibility: Hearing loop, Accessible toilet, Step-free access

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