Act of Gravity

June 18, 2022Den Grå Hal Copenhagen
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Doors open: 19:00
Start programme: 20:00
Den Grå Hal
Refshalevej 2
Copenhagen

A special series of events combining science talks with an original dance performance inspired by gravity. A collaboration between Science & Cocktails and the Recoil Performance Group.

Gravity pulls us towards the ground, pulls on our loose skin, attracts objects, and sets planets into orbit. It propels the big scientific minds of our time to develop theories that attempt to explain the behaviour of matter, space, and time. Who are we humans eternally falling while the laws of physics set everything into motion?

Act of Gravity is a large-scale dance performance about the most observable force in the universe. With the use of a huge trampoline, cutting-edge visuals, specially composed music, and alluring acrobatics, as well as in close dialogue with scientists from Niels Bohr Institute, KU Leuven and the University of Amsterdam, Act of Gravity is an immersive dance experience for the mind and for the senses.

The performance strides the line between art and science and is presented in the informal context of a cocktail bar. While you enjoy your chilled drink, every evening a renowned expert in physics will offer an introductory talk about the mind-boggling theories that have inspired the dance performance.

Programme

  • 20:00–  20:30Alejandra Castro – 
  • 21:00–  22:00Act of Gravity – 

Talk by

Alejandra Castro

Alejandra Castro is an associate professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam. Her work explores various aspects of string theory, with the aim of building a consistent theoretical description of gravitational phenomena at different scales. This ranges from classical and quantum properties of black holes to inflationary properties in cosmology. Alejandra was born in Chile, where she did her Bachelor in astronomy. She then studied in the United States and received her PhD in physics from the University of Michigan in 2009. She followed with two postdocs, at McGill University and then Harvard University, before arriving at the University of Amsterdam.

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Dance performance

Act of Gravity

Act of Gravity is a large-scale dance performance about the most observable force in the universe developed by the Recoil Performance Group in collaboration with Science & Cocktails. With the use of a huge trampoline, cutting-edge visuals, specially composed music, and alluring acrobatics, as well as in close dialogue with scientists from Niels Bohr Institute, KU Leuven and the University of Amsterdam, Act of Gravity is an immersive dance experience for the mind and for the senses.

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