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Compagnie Gilles Jobin: QUANTUM

Thursday-Saturday October 16-18, 2014 at 8pm

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver



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Brought together by the Dance Centre,  the Global Dance Connections Series, and the Artist in Residence program at CERN...

 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 (and fellow CERN resident 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. “My aim was to find ‘movement generators’, principles underlying movement and emanating from quantum physics, which I could adapt on our scale,” explains Jobin. “I realized that we are not piles of matter, but that our bodies are held together by a subtle balance of quantum forces. As a contemporary dancer, trained to work with the ground and used to contact, I found this a whole new paradigm.” 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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