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 performance be defined as a simple movement back and forth in a gravitational field?
“Gravity is one of the fundamental forces in nature, a very attractive one. It sculpts the Universe, it warps time and space. It allows us to live on Earth and also to discover the universe. And even to change our view of the Universe.” say the creators of the performance.
The performance playfully interacts with principles of physics and thus stages its laws as a real, tangible physical and dance experience. Gravity allows us
to be aware that I am, here and now, embodied, perceiving the world around me and its powers – the opposite of mental existence in a virtual reality that is increasingly present for the young generation and in which corporeality and the awareness of it are weakening.
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 the 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/ Michael Vodenka, 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