February 27

Gilles Jobin IDN 2015: Quantum


Physics of the particles and dance

Quantum emerged from an artistic residency organised at the largest particle physics laboratory in the world, CERN in Geneva. The Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin learnt that we are floating stardust in space, and that gravity is the weakest force in the universe – a shock for a contemporary dancer steeped in the notion of the ground as an anchor! And he met a rising star on the visual arts scene, the German artist Julius von Bismarck.

Their meeting was a high-energy artistic collision. Artists among scientists, the choreographer and the visual artist fed hungrily on the universe of numbers and abstractions for several months, then returning to Geneva and Berlin to complete the highly sophisticated technical development of Quantum – an ode to particle physics for six dancers – before finally combining their respective work onstage.

Consisting of four lamps swinging in constant circular motion that highlight the principal laws of physics, the installation responds to imperceptible fluctuations resulting from precise programming that follows the rhythm of the choreography: the lights and dancers explore the mysteries of antimatter and the combination of choreographic and visual arts succeeds wonderfully in surrounding the laws of physics with an aura of beauty.

Coreography: Gilles Jobin
Dance  Stéphanie Bayle, Ruth Childs, Susana Panadés Díaz, Bruno Cezario, Stanislas Charré, Adriano Coletta
Lights Instalation’s  Julius von Bismarck
Engineer Martin Schied
Music Carla Scaletti
Costumes Jean-Paul Lespagnard assistit per Léa Capisano
Scientific assistants Michael Doser, Nicolas Chanon (físics del CERN)
Production Cie Gilles Jobin – Ginebra
Administration Mélanie Rouquier assistida per Rosine Bey
Tecnic Direction Marie Predour

Support Fondation d’entreprise Hermès / New Settings Program, Loterie Romande, Fondation Meyrinoise du Casino, Fondation Leenaards, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Geneva Intermittent Funds
Collaboration Collide@CERN, Théâtre Forum Meyrin, CMS Experiment
Support to the tour swissnex San Francisco, swissnex Brazil, swissando, Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, Swiss Embassy in Chile, Goethe- Institut San Francisco, Goethe-Institut São Paulo, Corodis-Loterie Romande, Fonds d’encouragement à l’emploi des intermittents genevois, Mondo Voyages.

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