An interdisciplinary dance project inspired by particle entanglement.
“Spooky Action” is an interdisciplinary dance project that brings together contemporary dance, text and interactive lighting design to investigate the quantum property of entanglement. First described by Einstein in the 1930s, particle entanglement prompted international media attention in 2015 when the NIST lab provided a final proof that the property is almost certainly real. We see promising parallels between this research and the curiosity that drives our own work. Led by choreographer Lesley Telford with writer Barbara Adler, the proposed work seeks to explore entanglement as a metaphor for the ways human lives are connected. Bringing together technologists, particle physicists and a team of trans-disciplinary artists Spooky Action at a Distance explores the potential for connection and collaboration between our different modes of knowing.In a fundamental sense, the discovery of entanglement is heartening for us, because it seems to suggest that our world is still infinitely surprising.
Collaborators Text/ performance- Barbara Adler Composer- James Meger Lighting- Kyla Gardiner Dancers- Stephanie Cyr, Eden Solomon, Desi Rekrut, Lucas Wilson-Bilbo, Ariana Barr, Ria Girard Past Performances and Development
Dance Centre: April 20-22, 2017 (Spooky Action-part 1)
Dance in Vancouver: November 24, 2017 (Spooky Action-part 1)
The full length work will be performed at the Dance Centre April 29, 2018
Discussion at Dance Centre about collaboration: March 31, 2017
Workshops with schools as well as pre-professional / professional levels
Lesley and Barbara co-teach a dance and text workshop at the Dance Centre: May 5, 2018
A collection of essays, poetry and photography to document and complement the process and give insight to the theme of “Spooky Action at a Distance” from scientific, poetic and creative viewpoints to be edited and curated by Peter Dickinson.