Landsdale, Ashdale and Madeley students use theory of relativity to find rhythm


Students rehearse for their dance performance, inspired by Albert Einstein.
Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d457365
Students rehearse for their dance performance, inspired by Albert Einstein. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d457365

SCIENCE and dance are uniting for a school performance this month.

Students from Landsdale, Ashdale and Madeley primary schools will perform a dance piece centred on Albert Einstein’s work at the Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge.

The students are part of a cluster school program run by Ashdale Secondary College teacher Sherree Gull.

Ms Gull said 16 Year 6 students would take part in the E=MC2 dance, which incorporates jazz, musical theatre, street and contemporary dance, at Subiaco’s Regal Theatre on August 17.

“They are doing a story dance that discusses the idea of the Theory of Relativity, since we are a science specialist school,” she said.

“Year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

“His theory allowed for an accurate prediction of planetary orbits around the sun, proven by a solar eclipse. However, not everyone shared his theory.”

Ms Gull said the students had been rehearsing at the college every Monday as part of a program set up to promote a love of the arts and help make an easier transition for Year 6 students going into Year 7.