Movement and film engage with the study of the universe in an upcoming UGA dance collaboration and performance. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ departments of dance, physics and astronomy, and theatre and film studies present DAAP Stellar and the Dream Chasers! 2014 featuring performances by the CORE Concert Dance Company, Feb. 26 through March 1 at 8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre at the dance building.
Tickets are $16, $10 for students/seniors. Groups of eight or more students will receive a group rate of $5 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the Tate Student Center ticket office, online at pac.uga.edu or by phone at 706-542-4400. Tickets also will be available at the door beginning at 7 p.m. each evening of the concert.
A large-scale collaboration by Franklin College units, the show will feature aerial dance, film animation and spoken passages delivered by “morphed alien scientist” DAAP Stellar, a fictional composite based on UGA expertise. Ten UGA physics and astronomy professors will expound ideas reflecting leading-edge scientific research including astrophysics and black holes (Loris Magnani); elementary particles (Kanzo Nakayama); spin waves (Uwe Happek); galactic clouds (Robin Shelton); quantum levitation and superconductivity (Heinz-Bernd Schüttler); nanotechnology (Yiping Zhao); molecular dynamics (David Landau); electromagnetic spectrum (William Dennis); extra solar planets (Inseok Song); and “the search for truth in the universe” (Richard Meltzer).
Film-projected visual landscapes for the production were created by associate professor Mike Hussey and graduate students in the theatre and film studies’ dramatic media area. Live animated video mapping projections are designed and implemented by Adam Barfield, an Athens-based multimedia artist whose work for this project is supported by UGA Ideas for Creative Exploration.
The CORE Concert Dance Company will premiere an evening of dance and perform on bungee, single and triple trapeze, lyra, silks and the roue Cyr wheel.
More information is at coreconcertdance.com.