First performed at Arnold Hill School Nov 1995 and then all over the place
Score and support materials available from Piper Publishing
Our first show, made possible by Greater Nottingham TEC, a business organisation (now defunct) run almost entirely by energetic young women showed just how support can be provided, with no fuss, minimal bureaucracy and great enthusiasm. Science on Stage will always be grateful to Sarah and her girls... who kick started us
Stardance comes in three acts. In the first we go from the big bang to the first generation of stars where an holy balancing act between gravity and fusion is played out. The ultimate rock and a hard place. In the second act the atom itself comes under examination. In a dizzying encounter with the perspectives of subatomic scale we meet both the depressive electrons and the night club haunting and infinitely massive, nucleus.
The final act tours some elements whose properties define and contrast those to be found in that lexicon of chemistry, the periodic table. We have a soldiers-eye view of chlorine, we meet two faced oxygen, skipalong carbon, stately burnished gold, mad bowler-hatted mercury and end..almost literally, with the highly fissile uranium 235.