• Ian Dudley

A dance exploration of cell biology


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Dancer interacting with a T cell

Not me this time, but my partner. She's been providing scientific input to Impelo, a Welsh dance company, to help them create an interpretation of cell biology and immunology for school children.

The production has a soundtrack by Grammy award-winner Tchad Blake and an amazing set designed by the environmental artist Steve Messam (see the picture above for just one of several creations).

Apart from the fun and satisfaction of working with the team (and getting to see the work performed for the first time to an audience of schoolchildren in London) she was immortalised as a character in the comic book which accompanies the performance. Our kids were bought up on Judge Dredd, Batman, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and a whole bunch of manga and anime—so for them this overshadows anything I'm likely to achieve in my life.

If you want to read a little more about the project, you can find it here.