Fiery per­for­mance

Scitech takes show to China Science Fes­ti­val

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By SO­PHIE GABRIELLE

TWO Scitech pre­sen­ters are ex­pect­ing a fiery re­ac­tion to their per­for­mance at the Bei­jing Science Fes­ti­val this week.

Tom Coe and Emma Lo­mas are rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia at the fes­ti­val, which runs from Septem­ber 18 to 25, with science show Su­per­cool.

Mr Coe said the Scitech team would bring some­thing unique to the fes­ti­val, which would in­clude pre­sen­ters from Ja­pan, Ger­many, Italy, South Africa and Bri­tain

“I’ve never seen another chore­ographed, non-ver­bal science show like this,” Mr Coe said.

“This is one of our most pop­u­lar shows and we are ex­cited to be able to share it on an in­ter­na­tional stage again.

“Su­per­cool re­minds the au­di­ence of the im­por­tance their own cu­rios­ity has in sci­en­tific think­ing and en­cour­ages them to em­brace it, share it and make their own mean­ing of our show.”

The duo will be per­form­ing up to three shows a day at the eight-day fes­ti­val and will meet fel­low science com­mu­ni­ca­tors and the public.

Miss Lo­mas said this would be her first time rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia at an in­ter­na­tional science fes­ti­val.

“I’m so ex­cited to be go­ing,” Miss Lo­mas said.

“It’s about in­spir­ing the au­di­ence and it works for all ages: kids, adults, grand­par­ents.”

Mr Coe said their style of per­form­ing was dif­fer­ent to the science shows from Bei­jing.

“They (the or­gan­is­ers) were keen for us to bring this form of sto­ry­telling in science com­mu­ni­ca­tion to their fes­ti­val,” Mr Coe said.

“Emma and I are very ex­cited to in­tro­duce the Bei­jing crowds to the won­ders of what can be done with ex­treme tem­per­a­tures.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d443446

Emma Lo­mas and Tom Coe have been in­vited to per­form at the Bei­jing Science

Fes­ti­val this month.

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