Ten-second takeaway

Heavily inspired by science, Quantum promises to be a captivating dance performance.

Science meets art

Imagine mixing Albert Einstein’s theory of particles and a creative dance form. Tough right? But bringing exactly that to life, Quantum, the dance of the universe, is based on the movement of elementary particles and inspired by the Large Hadron Collider {LHC} at CERN {European Organization for Nuclear Research}. Choreographed by Swiss choreographer, Gilles Jobin {who won this year’s Swiss Grand Award for Dance}, the performance features music by Carla Scaletti {designer of the Kyma language and president of Symbolic Sound Corporation} and a lumino-kinetic {light and movement, of course} installation created by German visual artist, Julius von Bismarck.

Dance to science

Developed during Gilles Jobin’s residency at CERN, the visual treat features six dancers whose precise movements involve constantly attracting and repelling each other {as if signifying the concept of force field. Remember the session on magnetism?}. Depicting fluid diagonals, crossing paths and an interesting play of light, we think this is one performance to look out for. The lumino-kinetic installation {a setup which involves four lamps hung in a row, on long chords from the ceiling and propelled in circular motions}, is part of the lighting set and scenography for Quantum. Another interesting bit of information that got us curious is the music, which includes sounds from the LHC {low rumblings, perhaps?}, processed using the real data obtained from it. Who needs CGI when you have quantum dances, right?

Where: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, 2nd Main Road, GD Park Extension, Malleswaram

When: Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 7pm onwards

Contact: 080 49412000 {Free passes available at Swissnex India. Call to confirm}

Find more details and register here.