Event Details


Time: March 13, 2012 at 6:30pm to March 16, 2012 at 9:30pm
Location: William Charles Evans Building
Street: Deiniol Road
City/Town: Bangor
Website or Map: http://www.pontio.co.uk
Phone: 01248 388090
Event Type: performance
Organized By: Iwan Brioc
Latest Activity: Feb 29, 2012

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Event Description





Pontio is set to unveil Cerebellium - an experimental theatre first for Bangor described as 'theatre of the mind'.


To celebrate the Bangor Science Festival, as part of National Science and Engineering Week, Pontio has collaborated with Bangor University’s School of Psychology and The Republic of the Imagination to create a labyrinth of weird and wonderful sensory illusions in a disused laboratory.


In this unique installation created by psychology professor Guillaume Thierry, theatre director Iwan Brioc and a team of Bangor University students, visitors are invited to become part of a mind-blowing experiment where reality is not always what it seems.


The team have taken over an old chemistry laboratory in the Williams Charles Evans building off Deiniol Road in Bangor. Performances lasting approximately 45 minutes will take place every evening during Bangor Science Week 13 – 16 March 2012. 


Pontio's arts development officer Dyfan Roberts said:


“This is theatre like no other - the stage really is your brain.


“This is an example of how Pontio is bringing together the arts with the world of science to create something unique.


“Cerebellium will explore optical and cognitive illusions through this production. Audiences should be ready to have their expectations and perceptions challenged – but they will learn something about themselves too along the way.”




Event information:


Tuesday 13-Friday 16 March, 6.30-9.30pm

William Charles Evans Building, off Deiniol Road, Bangor University

£7/£5 (limited availability)

Phone: 01248 388090 or email: info@pontio.co.uk

Overs 18s only. Not suitable for people of a nervous disposition, or for those with claustrophobia, heart and mobility problems or issues with darkness. We sincerely apologise that there is no wheelchair access to this event due to the unique nature of the location.


For  more information:

Pontio: www.pontio.co.uk

Republic of the Imagination: http://www.troti.org/

Bangor University's School of Psychology: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/psychology/


CONTACT: Elin Haf Thomas, e.h.thomas@pontio.co.uk, 07917 085178.

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