Performance artist Genrefonix White Gum Valley will be taking the stage of the Gravity Discovery Centre on August 11 and 12.
SOUNDS of the universe have inspired a musical production at the Gravity Discovery Centre this weekend.
Performance artists Genrefonix will stage Walbrininy on August 11 and 12 as part of National Science Week activities at the centre.
The performance will take the audience through the venue and include the arrival of an alien and spaceship.
The centre’s lead astronomer Rick Tonello, Noongar Elder Noel Nannup and the Moorditj Mob dancers, based at Wesley College in South Perth, will form the welcome party for the alien.
The show will include sci-fi film sequences, live music and Indigenous storytelling to uncover a world of spiralling neutron stars and demonstrate how scientists ‘listen to the universe’ following the discovery of gravitational waves.
The Noongar concept of ‘walbrininy’ means total wellbeing, all-encompassing, everything connected and right.
In the show, Walbrininy is a fictional planet that existed 130 million years ago.
Moorditj Mob dancers Derek Nannup and Michael Spratt with the Alien from Genrefonix.