Látalová – Brungot Svíteková: Dance and physics, Fg = G [(m₁m₂)/r²]
“Can dance be defined as a simple back and forth movement in the gravitational field?”
dance performance by Barbora Látalová a Zden Brungot Svíteková.
“Gravity is a fundamental force of nature, a very attractive one. It sculpts the universe, it warps the space and time. It is thanks to the powers of gravity that we are able to live on the planet Earth as well as to discover outer space. And because of gravity, we can even change our understanding of the Universe.” say the authors of the performance.
The gravity holds us bringing the physicality to the forefront. It anchors us in the here and now, embodied perceiving the world around and the physical forces that shape it – a counterpoint to the mental existence in a virtual reality, that is ever more increasingly present for the young generation and in which corporeality and the awareness of it are weakening.
The performance plays with the principles of physics, and thus presents its laws as a real, physical experience.
After the performance, the spectators are invited to explore some of the principles used in the performance and to get acquainted with movement, lighting or sound technology.
Length: 42 min + 20 min of a interactive reflexion on stage
For children and adults from 6 years old
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.
auxilinary engine: Tanec Praha z.ú./ PONEC – divadlo pro tanec
fuel: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Prague City Hall
additional forces: ZŠ Cimburkova, Miloš Milner, Youtube, NASA, Wikipedia, Brian Greene, Max Tegmark, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Big Bang, Černá díra, Stephan Martin
for elementary particles thanks to: Lotte Nouwkens, Kateřina Housková, Jan Beneš, Jan Dörner, Tomáš Měcháček, Matěj Beneš a Eva Vlachová
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Prague City Hall
42 minutes, no language barrier
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický