Gravity pulls us towards the ground, it 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 Science & Cocktails, the event includes a cocktail bar at a unique part of the harbour overlooking the sunset. And every evening a renowned expert in physics will offer an introductory talk about the mind-boggling theories that have inspired the piece.
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Choreographer: Tina Tarpgaard
Performers: Astrid Pauline Schmidt Andersen, Fabian Wixe, Urana Marchesini, Vincent Jonsson
Composer: Mathias Friis-Hansen
Sound designer: Mikkel Larsen and Mathias Friis-Hansen
Set designer: Signe Krogh
Lighting and video designer: Andreas Buhl
Costume designer: Åsa Gjerstad
Production manager: Jacob Weitze Mylund
Technician: Thorbjørn Bach Larsen
Producer: Carlos Calvo
PR: Helene Buchhave Lind
Fundraising: Annette Max Hansen
Graphics and photos: Søren Meisner
Video production and marketing: Norf Studio
Conceptual consultant: Ole Kristensen
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