CEDENNA organizes numerous outreach activities, including conferences, talks, competitions, schools, seminars and exhibitions, to present its work to the general community, generating greater interest in science among the youth of our country.
After successful performances in Santiago, Talca, Concepción, Temuco, Valparaíso and Arica, the play SCIENCE/Fiction reached Constitución with three performances on May 26 and 27. The production seeks to awaken the interest of young people and adolescents in science and the environment through an entertaining theatrical work that brings together theater, music and science.
The powerful company A-Zero is putting into practice a controversial invention to clean that the harms the environment and destroys the ecosystem. A physics professor who lives in reclusion from the world and a group of young students join forces to provide a solution to this problem, but not before a series of adventures that mix science and fiction.
The performances are aimed at specific schools in Constitución, in a project encouraged by the Millennium Nucleus for Basic and Applied Magnetism of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile, the Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CEDENNA), and the Theater of the Universidad Católica (Santiago), with the collaboration of the Bosques del Maule Educational Corporation and Bosques de Gaia School.
“This play is committed to promoting scientific and technological culture among our students”, stated CEDENNA’s Director, Dora Altbir. SCIENCE/Fiction premiered in 2010 at the Catholic University Theater (Santiago) and subsequently toured northern and southern Chile for two years, because we are convinced that valuing scientific research in our society contributes to both the development of new scientists and to the creation of better citizens that are more aware of the need to protect the environment, noted the researcher that are directs the Millennium Nucleus of the Universidad de Santiago.
Directed by Elvira López Alfonso and marked by the rhythms and music of the composer Pablo Ilabaca (“31 minutos”, “Chancho en Piedra”), SCIENCE/Fiction seeks to bring us closer to science and its manifestations. “The objective is to approach science through theater,” stressed the playwrights Coca Duarte and Cristián Ruiz. The challenge for the authors was to include in a dramatic text certain experiments that are governed by physical laws. The result is a play that deals with the environment as a central issue.
De Coca Duarte and Cristián Ruiz
Directed by Elvira López
Cast: Maureen Boys, Daniel Gallo, Leonel Arregui, Sofía Zagal, Sol Inzunza, Francisca Riquelme, Christian Aguilera, Damián Gallardo.
Scientific advisor: Eugenio Vogel. Music: Pablo Ilabaca and the cast. Set design: Luis Cifuentes. Lighting: Claudio Rojas. Costume design: Loreto Contreras y Andrea Contreras. Assistant director: Beatriz Saldaña. Production assistants: Verónica Tapia and Javier Ubilla. General Production: Mario Costa