Bringing hip-hop and science together
I entered 2Day FM’s competition to have Justice Crew attend my workplace and teach a dance to their Australian number 1 song ‘Boom Boom’. I did this with the hope of bringing some fun to the hard-working, dedicated staff at NeuRA. I did not expect to win, but I did, and the phone call from 2Day FM left me astonished and surprised!Justice Crew visited NeuRA on Tuesday 28 August (watch a music video of the visit here) and introduced themselves in the most graceful and delightful manner. They were sweet, friendly, fun and had a vibrant energy.
They first busted into a seminar and got NeuRA staff dancing and Boom Booming straight away. They then made their way through some of the labs here – bursting in on ‘tests’ and ‘experiments’, running upstairs, dancing on lab tables and getting everyone involved in their action packed dance moves!
Some of the dance moves they taught us included wiggling, warping, Michael Jackson kicks, and Beyonce squats. While teaching us, Justice Crew were both patient and respectful of the environment they were in. Eventually they ended up in our new multimillion dollar building still under construction, where they donned hard hats and safety gear and performed in what will be NeuRA’s new foyer.
They posed for many photographs, signed endless items and graced our research centre with much anticipated style and hip hop. The buzz was so infectious it left everyone in an elated, vibrant mood! Which is exactly why I entered the competition.
This day will stay etched in our memories, especially mine!
Connie Severino is the Clinical Studies Coordinator at NeuRA.