Jamaal was commissioned by ACE dance and music to create a piece of work for their youth group to be performed at the upcoming U.DANCE regional performances. From there it was also selected to be performed at the national showcase in Nottingham in June.
The inspiration for this work came from the words of Carl Sagan about the image taken by the Voyager 1 spaceship that shows our planet, our home as 'a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam'. Also important to the process was the Eternal Return theory, which argues that there is an infinite time and a finite number of events, and eventually the events will recur again and again infinitely.
Matt Mcdonald's explanation of this theory is given here -
'Consider the world as a super-complex chess game. If games of chess are played one after another forever, eventually a game will be repeated since there is only a finite number of possible games. It is the same with our universe; eventually events will recur in the same order. The world is an eternal process of coming to be and passing away. The process, however, has no beginning or end. Eventually every combination of matter and energy will be realised and repeated an infinite number of times.'