Cie Gilles Jobin


DanceTanz im August

Audience engagement formats for "QUANTUM"
Meet the Artists: 21.08. | 18:00 | HAU1: Cie Gilles Jobin (Introduction)
Physical Introduction: 22.08. | 16:00-17:00 | HAU1
Meet the Artists: 22.08. | after the performance | HAU1

Physics becomes dance: Gilles Jobin calls the research process that preceded „QUANTUM“  as „creative collisions“. As part of the artistic residency Collide@CERN, he spent three months at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva, where he was introduced to the mysteries of particle physics by the physicists Michael Doser and Nicolas Chanon. A tremendous insight for a dancer: matter is not held together by contact between atoms, but solely through their interactive forces, as if the body were a cloud. Gravity, by contrast, with which choreographers continually work, is seen by physicists as the weakest force in the universe. Jobin developed the ‘movement generators’ for his piece from theories about the basic forces of nature. For „QUANTUM“  he collaborated with two other artists: the composer Carla Scaletti based her soundtrack on data from the particle accelerator in Geneva that relate to the collision of high-energy particles and their interaction with the Higgs field; the visual artist Julius von Bismarck, also a resident at CERN, sets four lamps above the stage in motion according to the laws of gravitation. „QUANTUM“ is the first visit to Berlin by Cie Gilles Jobin (founded in 1995) since the production Under Construction at the Schaubühne in 2002.

Duration: 50min

With the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès / New Settings Program, Loterie Romande, Fondation meyrinoise du Casino, Fondation Leenaards, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Fonds d’encouragement à l’emploi des intermittents genevois

In collaboration with Collide@CERN, Théâtre Forum Meyrin, CERN Expérience CMS 
Support for touring Corodis

Gilles Jobin and Julius von Bismarck have both been awarded Collide@CERN 2012 prizes.

Cie Gilles Jobin is supported by the City of Geneva, the Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council.


Premiered on September 23 to 29, 2013 CERN CMS Experiment: Choreography: Gilles Jobin / Dance: Stéphanie Bayle, Ruth Childs, Susana Panadés Díaz, Bruno Cezario, Stanislas Charré, Adriano Coletta / Lumino-kinetic installation: Julius von Bismarck / Engineer: Martin Schied / Music: Carla Scaletti / Sound and stage manager: Marie Predour / Costumes: Jean-Paul Lespagnard / Assisted by: Léa Capisano / Scientific advisors: Michael Doser, Nicolas Chanon (CERN physicists) / Assistant choreographer and rehearsal: Susana Panadés Díaz / Production: Cie Gilles Jobin - Genève / Administration: Rosine Bey / Technical direction: Marie Predour


  • Past
    Fri 21.8.2015, 19:30 / HAU1
    Sat 22.8.2015, 19:30 / HAU1


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