On Sunday 8 May there’s a chance to see ( and possibly take part in) an interactive dance performance about MND research called ‘Action Potential’. It’s taking place in central London as part of Imperial College’s Science Festival.
The name of the performance – ‘Action Potential’ – is taken from the scientific name for the movement of an electrical impulse down a nerve cell (motor neurone). It also fits the active nature of the dancers. It is funded by a Wellcome Trust grant.
What will the performance be like?
Dancers and martial arts performers will delve inside a motor neurone to explain how scientists think they work. This will include a high energy opening dance sequence, and a fun interactive second section for all the family to take part in explaining how the brain communicates with our muscles. The third section will be an emotive finale illustrating the relevance of this research in the battle against MND.