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Darwinian theatrics

This sounds fun: a music theatre production illustrating Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Based on Haydn’s The Creation, Darwin’s Dream
imagines the founder of evolution meeting modern children and
challenging them to explore how his theory has advanced since his
death in 1882. Their quest takes them from the oceans where life is
believed to have begun, to Africa to meet a fossil hunter looking
for evidence of the earliest humans.

It’s also got a dance about DNA. Unfortunately, it’s in London…let’s at least have some of the music put on the web!

Comments

  1. #1 Kristine
    February 27, 2006

    All the fun stuff is in London!

    Richard Dawkins is giving a lecture on “The Selfish Gene; 30 Years On” in a few weeks. In London. Rats.

  2. #2 Pete K
    February 27, 2006

    Science meets the arts again. How much more poetry in 4 billion years’ history than in 6000 or so. Dawkins mentioned this idea in “Unweaving the Rainbow”.

    Science hardly gets a look-in, in music – even Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” suite was based on the planets’ astrological assosiciations!

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