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.
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.