Yn y Golau: Y Profiad Dawns Fertigol a Golau/In-Visible Light: The Vertical Dance and Light Experience
This project is a collaboration between Photonics scientist Ray Davies of the Photonics Academy of Wales Bangor (PAWB) and Kate Lawrence, director of Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence. Photonics is the science of light, and Kate and Ray’s primary concerns have been to discover how the invisible aspects of light might be made visible to the observer – making the invisible visible. Kate and Ray have been using vertical dance, which suspends the dancer above the ground using climbing equipment, as the vehicle for this exploration. Looking at light sources through special glasses, the dancers disappear and we see the light dancing, putting the light centre stage.
“You really must do this again – would you please consider taking this to Edinburgh?”
Scientist: Ray Davies
Choreographer: Kate Lawrence
Dancers: Kate Lawrence and Lisa Spaull
Rigger: Simon Edwards
Videographer: Charlotte Wells
The project was commissioned by Synthesis, a call out for
collaborations between artists and scientists from Pontio, Bangor.