ENCODE: The dance of DNA

On 6 September 2012, a dance created to convey the new insights uncovered by ENCODE was unveiled at the Science Museum. Three key steps in genetic switch flipping were represented by coils, loops and straight lines.

The four-minute performance was co-created by the contemporary science department, epigenetics experts from the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements research project, and Viva Aerial Dance.

We had a lot of fun recreating the spirals and shapes of human DNA and performing in such an unusual and unique environment.

The aerial show was choreographed and produced by Viva Aerial Dance. 

Aerial silks ensemble