Donna Sternberg Dancers to Perform “MoonRock”

Donna Sternberg & Dancers will present MoonRock, a performance inspired by an actual rock from the moon that was gifted to the Wende Museum by Apollo 15 astronaut, David Scott.

The allure of space exploration has captivated the human imagination since its inception.

Just as the moon rock’s layers unveil its mysteries, 5-6 dancers will layer their movements, build relationships, and create imagery that will speak to the mysteries of the cosmos and its implications for humanity.

Working collaboratively with Dr. Kenneth Phillips, curator of the aerospace science program at the California Science Center, MoonRock aims to spark inspiration and contemplation regarding the profound questions about our universe and the valuable lessons it may teach us. Rather than a literal representation of the science contained in the moon rock, the dance will use elements from science to make connections and convey the wonder of the cosmos.

Following the performance, we will have an audience talk back with Dr. Phillips about the moon rock, present day theories of the creation of the earth, moon, and cosmos and how this information was used by DS&D to create the dance. MoonRock will be presented on October 21 at 2:00 PM at the Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. Free parking is available. Admission is free but reservations are required at

This performance is made possible in part by grants from the City of Culver City and its Cultural Affairs Commission, with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment and Culver City Arts Foundation and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. For photos, interviews or more information, please contact Donna Sternberg at 310-260-1198, [email protected] or visit

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