This program is the result of a joint research and creative project between the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Students in advanced degree programs from both institutions met to study movement and have together created an artistic program with a scientific basis.
The program was initiated and organized by Prof. Atan Gross of the Weizmann Institute, and Noam Carmeli and Dr. Vered Aviv of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
Choreographed and performed by Tali Reingwartz, Dror Toubul, Sigal Armoza
Contrabass: Dror Toubul
The subject of this work is musical-movement thought about the protein structure. It presents a dialogue with a single sequence protein that can tentatively take on a range of conformations. Using sound, movement and text on intrinsically disordered proteins, we produce by movements, the contrabass and looper.
Scientific guidance: Prof. Amnon Horovitz
Duration: 10-12 minutes
Choreographed by Ohad Columbus, Nitzan Sapion and Bracha Miriam Liniado
Performed by Nitzan Sapion, Tomer Golan and Bracha Miriam Liniado
Music: Matta - brian eno
Re:member - olafur arnalds
This work asks: what is dark matter? We are still seeking the answer. Making up 85% of the universe, it surrounds us but remains invisible, unfelt and ungrasped. It joins, moves and enables building. We encounter this riddle through movement.
Scientific guidance: Prof. Ran Budnik
Duration: 8-10 minutes
Created and presented by Aviad Arik Herman and Yael Ankri
This work offers a visual interpretation and artistic expression of the unusual encounter between the world of science and the world of dance and performing arts, through costume design.
Scientific guidance: Prof. Atan Gross
Choreographed and performed by Tomer Golan and Chen Mesil
Music: The North Green Down \ Dakota Suite & Emanuele Errante
This work seeks to explore empathy from human, scientific and dance perspectives. The unique cooperation from which this work grew formed a meeting point between different fields and between individuals who were strangers to each other. It led us to move in an open, attentive and sensitive manner to each other and to the new knowledge we acquired and shared. The piece was inspired by the research of Prof. Atan Gross on mitochondria. We seek to study how empathy can be a mediating factor in biological and human behavior.
Scientific guidance: Prof. Atan Gross and Dr. Vered Aviv
Duration: 8-10 minutes
Come to the Garden
Choreographed and performed by Halel Broner, Bracha Miriam Liniado and Tom Harris
Music by Halel and Shani Broner
This work is divided into four sections:
1) Deterministic system
2) Chaotic system – here the audience participates in the creative process
3) Chaos in the contemporary world – together with the audience, we experiment in divided attention in daily life
4) Two bodies moving in two systems and encounter one another.
Scientific guidance: Prof. Vered Rom-Kedar
Duration: 15 minutes