Act of Gravity is developed in collaboration with Science & Cocktails and is a unique dance performance that strides the line between art and science. A performance about the most observable force in the universe: gravity. Gravity pulls us towards the ground when we fall, it pulls on our loose skin, attracts objects and sets the planets into orbit. But it also propels the big scientific minds of our time to develop theories that attempt to explain the behaviour of matter, space and time on different scales.
Who are we little humans eternally falling on this tiny planet while the laws of physics we strive to decipher constantly push and pull us around setting everything into motion?
With the use of a huge trampoline, cutting-edge visuals, music, acrobatics and in close dialogue with scientists, Act of Gravity is an illuminating experience for the mind and for the senses.
Thanks to the collaboration with our partner Science & Cocktails, the piece 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 work.
Dates and speakers
June 9th and 10th – Thomas Hertog, KU Leuven University
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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Choreography: Tina Tarpgaard
Dancers: Astrid Pauline Schmidt Andersen, Fabian Birger Wixe, Urana Marchesini, Vincent Jonsson
Light designer: Andreas Buhl
Music: Matthias Friis-Hansen
Set design: Signe Krogh
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, Wilhelm Hansen Foundation