Ballet GiLLES JOBIN AT THE DANCE
October 16 - 8:00pm
Art and science collide in QUANTUM, an exciting new work by Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin inspired by his residency at the largest particle physics laboratory in the world – CERN in Geneva. Six outstanding dancers power through intricate, densely textured choreography to explore the subtle balances of the forces that shape our world: matter, gravity, time and space. The work is illuminated by acclaimed German artist Julius von Bismarck’s kinetic installation of suspended industrial lamps which are activated by the movement of the dancers, and American composer Carla Scaletti’s electronic score incorporates data from the Large Hadron Collider. QUANTUM epitomizes the adventurous, searching spirit of both artistic and scientific inquiry.
Jobin spent several months immersed in the world of scientists at CERN, who study the origins of the universe through the Large Hadron Collider, the most complex machine ever devised. QUANTUM premiered in the fall of 2013 in Geneva and has toured around Europe and South America: in addition to Vancouver, this fall the piece will be presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s New Waves Festival, as well as in San Francisco, Chile, Brazil and Peru, and in Lausanne as part of a retrospective of Jobin’s work.
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