Linked to the Aurora Display a large cast of dancers interpreted the Aurora Borealis through creative dance – a darkly atmospheric,

pulsing performance full of flashing, sequinned light. The music is Pax Deorum by Enya. If the video below doesn't display,

you can hear the music here:


The costumes feature dark sequinned cloaks and large wands flashing with the colours of the Aurora Borealis.

Nitrogen atoms in the upper atmosphere of Earth's magnetic field are excited by the solar wind and trigger purples, pinks and blues.

Oxygen atoms trigger reds and greens. Dancers arc, ripple and ribbon their giant wands, with sequins shimmering and pulsing

in the stage lights. Shining in the midst of our own Aurora is the powerful figure of the Sun.

Follow the students as the dance unfolds.... some of the photographs are diliberately blurred to better convey the movement energy of the

dancers and the pulsing and shifting colour behaviour we attempted to mirror.

The photos below begin with a collection of Aurora images supporting the Allen Centre's Display and are a useful reference point for the

effects created by the dancers. Play the music while you scroll through the rehearsals...

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