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Let IT Dance. Coding Meets Choreograhy.

A joint production by the Circus of Knowledge & the JKU's COOL Lab, featuring HELIX projects.

Suitable for ages 6+

The presentations will be held in collaboration with Kinderkulturwoche Linz, opens an external URL in a new window

[Translate to Englisch:] Kinder im Halbkreis © Michi Pechhacker

In the basement of their school building, a group of students finds letters written by a former student, some of which contain encrypted messages and codes. They are fascinated by this student's enthusiasm for computer science and manage to solve the riddles in order to travel back in time. Along the way, they experience many an era in music history and gradually learn that information technology is by no means only in the hands of men. Inspired by strong women and pioneers of their time - Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Hedy Lamarr and Margaret Hamilton - they try to creatively work out the tasks without being discovered, er... hacked. Will they manage to choreo-program all the pieces together in time? The dance journey begins.

Developed with and by children and teens, the play is divided into 6 chapters in which each thematic chapter can be worked on with school classes as an individual module and filled with personal, age-appropriate movements.

When all of the chapters are combined, the piece can be presented as a performance at the school. The project can run for several weeks.
The project is a good way to bring education, movement and sports together, along with basic digital education, music, and history.

Director, Participation: Christine Maria Krenn (HELIX projects)
Motion Design: Markus Kaiser-Mühlecker (KM Film)
Choreography, Performance: Kids & teens at HELIX projects
Content Consulting (JKU): Barbara Sabitzer & Marina Rottenhofer

„This was fantastic! We enjoyed the way the topic was presented, incorporating movement, plus the workshop for students. Both the teachers and our students were drawn in - it was "intoxicating"! ;-)
This was a truly great program offered at the JKU!!! Thank you for letting us be there!“
Petra Ottenschläger (Bruckner School)

Dates & Times

Performances for school classes

Performances open to the public