DANCE AND PHYSICS
Fg = G [(m1m2)/r2]
For adults and children from 5 year-olds
Duration 45 mins
+ 20 min workshop on the stage
“Can dance be defined as a simple back and forth movement in the gravitational field?”
“Gravity is a fundamental force of nature, a very attractive one. It sculpts the Universe, it warps space and time. It is thanks to the powers of gravity that we are able to live on the planet Earth as well as to discover outer space. And because of gravity, we can even change our understanding of the Universe.” say the authors of the performance.
The gravity holds us bringing the physicality to the forefront. It anchors us in the here and now embodied, perceiving the world around and the physical forces that shape it.
The performance playfully interacts with principles of physics and thus stages its laws as a real, tangible physical experience.
Fg the force exerted between two bodies with mass
G gravitational constant, equivalent to approximately 6.674×10−11 m3⋅kg−1⋅s−2
m1 the mass of body 1
m2 the mass of body 2
r the distance between two bodies
After the performance, the audience is invited to try out various principles used in the performance, to get acquainted with movement, lighting and sound techniques.
generator: Barbora Látalová, Zden Brungot Svíteková
output and input: Barbora Látalová, Zden Brungot Svíteková
light rays: Štěpán Hejzlar
vibrant chords: Adam Novotný, David Hlaváč
catalyst: Lukáš Karásek
teleportation, descriptive geometry: Lucia Račková
main engine: Ostružina z.s.
auxiliary engine: Tanec Praha z.ú./ PONEC—venue for dance
fuel: MHMP, MK ČR
additional forces: ZŠ Cimburkova, Miloš Milner, Youtube, NASA, Wikipedia, Brian Greene, Max Tegmark, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Big Bang, Blackhole, Stephan Martin
for elementary particles thank you to: Lotte Nouwkens, Kateřina Housková, Jan Beneš, Jan Dörner, Tomáš Měcháček, Matěj Beneš and Eva Vlachová
premiered in 2020 at PONEC—venue for dance