– About the work
Fusing biophysics, live performance and digital technology, OPTO NANO captures the world leading research of Professor Paola Borri. Based at Cardiff University, her work pioneers digital cell imaging techniques using lasers and microscopes, bringing about transformative change for 21st century science and health research. OPTO NANO is a progressive and thought provoking expression of the methodologies and laboratory research, captured by a diverse collective of talents at the forefront of dance, science and digital design. As modern Wales sets the precedent for groundbreaking scientific and artistic leadership, this athletic and colourful production will take you on a journey through a unique and exciting collaboration, with an array of live theatre performances and immersive digital exhibitions.
– Credits

Artistic Direction & Choreography

Jack Philp

Sound Design & Composition



Gaia Cicolani

Fern Grimbley

Chelsea Gordon

Rose Lewis

Chandenie Gobardhan

Digital Artists / Designers

Uncharted Limbo Collective

Stage Manager

Kristian Rhodes

Lighting Concept

Barnaby Booth

Lighting Realisation

Joshua Harriette

Costume Designer

Esther Kilbride

Academic Partner

Professor Paola Borri

June 2019 R&D Supported by: National Dance Company Wales & Cardiff University
November 2019 R&D Supported by: Arts Council of Wales, National Dance Company Wales & Cardiff University
Digital 2020 R&D Supported by: Arts Council of Wales
Tour 2021 Supported by: Arts Council of Wales, National Dance Company Wales, Chapter Arts Centre, Pontio Arts Centre, Theatr ClwydCardiff University, MUSIQ Consortium, Cardiff Dance Festival, Integrated Biological Imaging Network



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