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Let IT Dance. Coding Meets Choreograhy.

An interactive and inclusive stage play (sign language interpretation is available upon request).

A joint production by the Circus of Knowledge & the JKU's COOL Lab, featuring HELIX projects, opens an external URL in a new window.

Suitable for ages 6+

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

A group of students find a long sought-after suitcase in the basement of their school building. It’s said a former student hid it there and the suitcase is rumored to be filled with encrypted messages. 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 computer science is by no means only in men's hands. Inspired by strong women and pioneers of their time - Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Hedy Lamarr and Margaret Hamilton - they have to work out tasks creatively without being discovered, er... hacked. Will they manage to choreo-program all the pieces together in time? An interactive dance journey begins.

Activities & In-Depth Exploration: Featuring children and young people from HELIX projects, the 6-chapter stage play contains thematic chapters that can be used as part of school lessons (individual building block), each with its own age-appropriate dance movements and solution options. Combined, the play can also be performed at one's own educational institution and provides an opportunity to carry out a project over a several week period. It is an outstanding way to combine lessons in movement and sports, digital literacy, music, and history.

SPECIAL OFFER: Students particularly interested in attending one of the school performances will have the opportunity to take part in a PUBLIC FAMILY PERFORMANCE of the entire play at the end of the respective performance week. Parents and friends are welcome to attend!

Let IT Dance: Information technology is able to physially dance. giving young people a comprehensive understanding of these everyday processes! Interact, communicate, cooperate, imagine, be creative, and be inventive!

Director, Participation, Performer: Christine Maria Krenn (HELIX projects, opens an external URL in a new window)
Motion Design: Markus Kaiser – Mühlecker (KM Film)
Content consulting (JKU): Barbara Sabitzer & Marina Rottenhofer
Technical support: Andreas Matejka, David Hornsby

„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

Tuesday, December 12 | 9:00 - 10:20 AM

Wednesday, December 13 | 9:00 - 10:20 AM

Thursday, December 14 | 9:00 - 10:20 AM

Friday, December 15 | 4:00 - 5:20 PM

Performances open to the public