27 FEB - 13 MAR 2018
God's Particle /
Ki omOs kineitai
27 FEB, 06, 13 MARCH 2018 at 21.00
"Michael Cacoyannis" Foundation
On July 4, 2012, scientists at CERN confirmed the discovery of a new particle. This observation is verifiable and can be reproduced anytime. New results indicate that particle discovered at CERN is a Higgs boson.
Direction & Choreography
Ki omos kineitai
Music (synthesis and interpretation)
Lighting & Videos
Interpretation and co-creation
God’s Particle premiered at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation on February 21.
The subject of today's lecture is the,so called,God’s particle.»
This is a dance-circus performance and at the same time a lecture by D.Apostolakis, who has been at CERN, as a researcher, scholar of the University of Crete, in the search of the Higgs boson.
Where we came from? Where are we going? What are we made of? An effort to understand and make understood all these huge events of human thought.
The story of the creation. The universe in its present form. Laws, concepts, miracles, definitions and paradoxes of modern physics.
The entropy increases, as we enter in a world of strange terms such as the big bang, the standard model, the strings, supersymmetry, bosons and fermions, antimatter, the unification of forces, matter and dark energy, black holes ....
This is a performance that follows the line of a thought. It is the most fundamental thought of all times,
when man placed the structural elements of matter, outside the field of the sensory perception.
Τhe beginning of his journey into the depths of the microcosm and the chaos of the macrocosm, looking for the limit,the final state.
But every time he thought he reached the end...
There was allways something even smaller,or even bigger,
the next station in his understanding....
of a complex universe.
A universe that goes on
leaving us humans in the middle of an unimaginable scale, trying to put it in order,
by forcing particles to collapse
by forcing particles to tell their secrets.
Six performers,three musicians, the lecturer and a dialectical relationship between visualization and sympathy.The feeling of the human scale.
The existence of life is an extremely rare phenomenon, based on the combination of countless coincidences. As the cosmological models are reaching the limits of science fiction,
this parade of definitions, concepts , models and predictions come to cure the sense of the absurd.
Illuminates the tireless bravery of humankind, in this unstoppable research.
Using all possible and impossible ways insisting to understand who we are and what will eventually happen to us.
«Where we are and where we are going cannot be answered once in a lifetime. It is a question who grows with us and passes through to the next generation.»
"The answers are yours.
Or rather the questions. "*
One lesson of astrophysics can be a dance performance. The dance group "ki omos kineitai" (admirable dancers-acrobats)
reflected the most of the descriptive scientific narrative of Dimitris Apostolakis.The music band participated actively on stage.
An original and interesting research. A spectacle unexpected and fascinating. They deserve a "well done".
Ναταλία Κουτσούγερα για το dancetheater.gr
Ki omos kineitai built a surreal performance, combining once again contemporary dance with circus. The performance is based on the scientific narrative of Dimitris Apostolakis.