Gravity pulls us towards the ground, pulls on our loose skin, attracts objects, and sets planets into orbit. It propels the big scientific minds of our time to develop theories that attempt to explain the behaviour of matter, space and time. Who are we humans eternally falling while the laws of physics set everything into motion?
Act of Gravity is developed in collaboration with Science & Cocktails and is a dance performance that strides the line between art and science. A performance about the most observable force in the universe: gravity. With the use of a huge trampoline, cutting-edge visuals, specially composed music and alluring acrobatics, and developed in close dialogue with scientists from Niels Bohr Institute, KU Leuven and the University of Amsterdam, Act of Gravity is an immersive experience for the mind and for the senses.
Thanks to the collaboration with our partner Science & Cocktails, the performance is presented in the informal context of a cocktail bar. While audiences enjoy their chilled drinks, every evening a renowned expert in physics will offer an introductory talk about the mind-boggling theories that have inspired the piece.
Dates and speakers
June 9th and 10th – Thomas Hertog, KU Leuven
June 11th and 12th – Jácome Armas, University of Amsterdam/DIEP
June 15th and 16th – Marianne Vestergaard, Niels Bohr Institute
June 17th and 18th – Alejandra Castro, University of Amsterdam
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Choreographer: Tina Tarpgaard
Dancers: Astrid Pauline Schmidt Andersen, Fabian Birger Wixe, Urana Marchesini, Vincent Jonsson
Set designer: Signe Krogh
Composer: Mathias Friis-Hansen
Sound designer: Mikkel Larsen
Light designer: Andreas Buhl
Costume designer: Åsa Gjerstad
Production manager: Jacob Weitze Mylund
Producer: Carlos Calvo
Science consultant: Jácome Armas
Collaborators: Science & Cocktails
Speakers: Thomas Hertog, Jácome Armas, Marianne Vestergaard, Alejandra Castro
Supported by the Danish Arts Council, The Novo Nordisk Foundation, Danish Composers Society, Koda Kultur, Wilhelm Hansen Foundation, The Bikuben Foundation, Augustinus Foundation, William Demant Foundation