Happy New Year!

Dear friends of the Dance of Light project. We wish you a Happy New Year as we move through the darkness and towards the growing light in the Northern hemisphere. This water colour sketch was painted in the high Alps of Switzerland, a place of great inspiration for Rhea Quien, director of Dance of Light. ... Read more

Presentation on Synaesthesia

Event: Neuroscientist Prof. James Ward and Artist Rhea Quien On Synaesthesia Wolfson College, Cambridge University, 16 October 2018 Synaesthesia is a compounding of the senses. Some people have their senses linked, so a number may evoke a colour, a sound may evoke a visual image. There are many kinds of synaesthesia. It enables metaphorical thinking, ... Read more

Dance of Light Premier | Fundraising Event for the Woodland Trust

Premier Photo
  The Dance of Light Premier was kindly hosted by Prof. Bayliss-Smith. Thanks to the generosity of the visitors together we raised £660.00 for the ancient woodlands still existing on these islands. They contain the greatest biodiversity in Britain. Peter Vince opened the evening. He represented the Woodland Trust. The Director Beccy Speight wrote: “I ... Read more

Earth Optimism Conference

Jane Goodall
The Cambridge Conservation Initiative held a conference called 'Earth Optimism' on the 22 April 2017. Elizabeth Allen, Collaborations and Communications Manager of Cambridge Conservation Initiative generously gave the Dance of Light team permission to show the contributions of the Conference on their website. Please don't miss this first contribution by Dr Jane Goodall. As a scientist, ... Read more

4 March 2017 Fundraising

DVD cover and Cambridge College

Event: Dance of Light – 

Pioneering, interdisciplinary fine art film. 

Light art for Nature – Fundraising event for the Woodland Trust

Saturday 4 March 2017 6pm at St.John’s College, Cambridge Palmerston Room in the Fischer Building
DOL DVD cover
St Johns College, Cambridge

Nature sounds from the British Library Nature Sound Archive accompany light art in ‘Dance of Light’ while the second film ‘Dance of Light Vision’ places the first in context.

The Dance of Light team is delighted to announce the launch of the project after years of dedicated work. We hope this project might inspire a greater sense of harmony amongst humans and nature. As Dr. Ichitaro Saito, who filmed ‘Dance of Light’ stated: “I have always believed that science and technology would enrich people’s material and biological life, never thought that it would also nourish the human psyche as well in such a direct way!” A further comment: “A space to listen, open, connect, reflect and imagine.”

St John’s College on Google Map:

A map of the college can be found here.

Entrance to St John’s College: