curated by CONSORZIO GRANOLUCISANO
(Teodora Grano and Chiara Lucisano)
for the project
ALIX MAUTNER AVEVA GRANDE CURIOSITÀ PER LA FISICA -ovvero l'inusitato comportamento delle teorie prive di buon senso-
for: BRAVE DANCERS,
WITH UNSUSPECTING RECKLESS BODIES,
READY TO VENTURE OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF KNOWN SPACE
“When we come face to face with physical phenomena and actually try to measure them we are facing up to something outside of ourselves. The certainty of this something that lies outside of our consciousness is perhaps the meaning of our existence.” Giovanni Amelino Camelia
The lab will be held from :
Sunday 8th to Friday 13th September from h. 18.00 to h. 22.30
at GarageZero, csoa Spartaco and Largo Spartaco ( ROME)
the outcome site specific performance is scheduled for :
September 14th, 2019 h22.30 in Largo Spartaco
in the frame of the Festival Attraversamenti Multipli and within the European project “CONTACT ZONES _performing arts in urban spaces” –
Participation is free and is open for a maximum of 5 participants:
4 female dancers and 1 male dancer.
it is necessary to send a resume and a link to a short video / dance improvisation (max 3 minutes),
With subject: NAME_SURNAME_DANZA_ALIX MAUTNER)
Application deadline : 5 August 2019 at 00.00.
A questionnaire will be sent to the selected persons in order to create the sample group of the experiment.
The selected persons will receive confirmation by e-mail by 23 August 2019
ALIX MAUTNER HAD A GREAT CURIOSITY FOR PHYSICS, namely, the unusual behaviours or theories that lack common sense
What would happen if we asked a group of physicists to use the body instead of mathematics to describe nature?
What would happen if we asked a group of dancers to use the elegance of mathematical formalism to theorize movement?
But above all, what are the elderly doing in all this?
The results of the experiment will be determined on:
14 September 2019, during the ATTRAVERSAMENTI MULTIPLI festival between 21hrs and 22hrs, GMT +1, Lat: 41.859 Long, 12.552297, Largo Spartaco.
For the purpose of the experiment it is necessary to assemble a group of dancers willing to step outside of their disciplinary habitats and their identities as dancers to engage in a dialogue with a group of physicists and older people.
The experiment will be monitored under the watchful eye of the CONSORZIO GRANOLUCISANO through the use of avantgarde equipment and error margins and approximations tending towards infinity.
“We suggest the possibility of stepping out of conventional thinking a physicist thinks, a dancer dances.
Breaking the invisible boundary of human categories which separates physics and dance practices, we will daringly allow the different practices between human beings to encounter one another
The groups, as metaphorical exponents of parallel universes will meet beyond the boundaries of their galaxy in an unknown space, the outcome is uncertain.
In this moment in which separation and borders continue to be topicalissues, we will propose a research and a practice (of the body and the mind ) that can challenge the audience and the participants to overcome the very idea of the border.”