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Artistic and Scientific Team

Daniel J Cossette - Artistic Director, Performer

Melanie Cossette - Director, Performer

Liezl de Wouters d'Oplinter - Performer

Holly Wilmot - Performer

Diana Scarborough - Multimedia Artist, Artist-in-Residence Fruk Lab

Esteban Zuñiga - Composer

Professor Ljiljana Fruk - Scientific Advisor

Professor David Belin - Scientific Advisor

Special Guests - Professor Nicola Clayton FRS and Mark Baldwin OBE

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This is a free event as part of the Cambridge Festival

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The bar will be open for refreshments including hot drinks and ice-cream before and after each performance. Please note that only bottled water is permitted in the auditorium.

Dive into the pre-frontal cortex for an off-balance, fun, emotive dance exploration of the three modes of emotional regulation: threat, drive, soothe. Award winning Infusion Physical Theatre looks at adrenaline, dopamine, and oxytocin in a multimedia dance show for all ages.

This 4-cast ensemble brings to life the movement of mental well-being in a thoughtful and rambunctious examination of hormones that push, pull and drag us through life. Combining contemporary dance and multimedia, Infusion weaves together non-traditional partnering and original music to follow the cravings of a post-lockdown society eager for recovery.

Special guests Professor Nicola Clayton FRS and Mark Baldwin OBE introduce the events.

Unpack the science with post-show talk by world leading researchers Professors Ljiljana Fruk (BioNano Engineering) and David Belin (Psychology) as they discuss their work on these hormones and answer questions from the audience.

Multimedia by Diana Scarborough, Fruk Lab Artist-in-Residence
Original music by Esteban Zuñiga
Made possible by the Royal Society of Chemistry
Supported by Arts Council England


more about Infusion Physical Theatre

Infusion Physical Theatre combines contemporary dance, non-traditional partnering, mime, puppetry and circus with soulful touches of humor, longing and the human spirit in bodily form. Curious, rambunctious and thought-provoking, works range from family shows, to social justice, to brain chemistry.

“A company with charm and some chutzpah.” Edfringe Review 2022

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