October 21, 2023 | 2:00pm - 3:00 pm
The Wende Museum

Donna Sternberg & Dancers: MoonRock

Donna Sternberg & Dancers’ MoonRock is a performance inspired by an actual rock from the moon that was gifted to the Wende Museum by Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott.

The allure of space exploration has captivated the human imagination since its inception. Just as the moon rock’s layers unveil its mysteries, 5-6 dancers will layer their movements, build relationships, and create imagery that will speak to the mysteries of the cosmos and its implications for humanity.

Working collaboratively with Dr. Kenneth Phillips, curator of the aerospace science program at the California Science Center, MoonRock aims to spark inspiration and contemplation regarding the profound questions about our universe and the valuable lessons it may teach us. Rather than a literal representation of the science contained in the moon rock, the dance will use elements from science to make connections and convey the wonder of the cosmos.

Following the performance, there will be an audience discussion with Dr. Phillips about the moon rock, present day theories of the creation of the earth, moon, and cosmos and how this information was used to create the dance.

Founded in 1985, Donna Sternberg & Dancers is a non-profit dance company whose mission is to discover, transform, connect. They use contemporary dance to discover connections between dance, science and humankind, plumbing the emotional the emotional and psychological aspects of STEM.

This performance is made possible in part by grants from the City of Culver City and its Cultural Affairs Commission, with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment and Culver City Arts Foundation and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.

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