Images: Brian Slater courtesy of Dance Manchester





In 2016 Dance Manchester and the University of Manchester Science and Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub (SEERIH) commissioned Bridget to collaborate with leading astrophysicists on ‘Stellarium' a new youth dance project

‘Stellarium’ bought together participants from Derby High School, Falinge Park High School and Wright Robinson College to develop and present performance work in response to motifs Bridget created, around the subject of how stars are formed and ‘our star’ the Sun. ‘Stellarium' was performed at Manchester Day, Great Science Share (Manchester Town Hall and Museum of Science and Industry) and with many other participating Greater Manchester youth dance groups at Signatures during UDance 2016 (the National Youth Dance Festival). 'Stellarium' is developed in response to Manchester being the European City of Science in 2016.

Special thanks to:

Dr Rowan Smith, Norman Lockyer Fellow at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, which is part of the University of Manchester, and

Dr Helen Mason OBE of The University of Cambridge.

With additional support from Prof Philippa Browning at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester.

Thank you to Joe Delaney and James Rosenthal for their contributions to movement.