Choreography: Zrinka Lukčec
Dramaturgy: Rona Žulj
Performed by: Aleksandra Mišić, Ognjen Vučinić, Petra Valentić, Petra Chelfi
Sound design: Damir Šimunović
Light design: Milan Kovačević
Photographs: Maja Kljaić
Graphic design: Martina Granić
Translation: Mirna Čubranić
Producer: Petra Glad
Four teenagers get together to study for a test in physics. As usual, the material is overwhelming and time is short. Some have already learned it by heart and are showing off, while the rest are groping in the dark with their minds wondering over things far more important and real than this dry and wearisome subject. So wearisome in fact that, formula after formula, definition after definition, one by one they all fall asleep. Including those who know the subject by heart and show off. Cramming seems to have all been in vain for our company – or perhaps it has not? All of a sudden our foursome wake into the same dream. They soon find out that the forces they’ve just been studying act through them and that they can only act through these forces, in sleep. Their bodies seem to have become a part of a great experiment or of a flowchart of the rules of physics. They rule! Whoever said that learning from one’s own experience was bad certainly did not have this in mind. They finally start to understand how the things they read about really work: gravity, acceleration, centrifugal force, light speed, impulse – and this is only the beginning! As they take a grasp of the laws of physics, they start to play with them, harness them for their own purposes! Why haven’t they thought of this before?
E=mc2 is a performance inspired by the basic laws of physics. Choreographer Zrinka Lukčec seeks to apply them in dance, using the body for demonstration. The performance is intended for children and adolescents, as well as for the adults who have finally – or again – dared to fall in love with physics.
The project has been realized with the support of Zagreb City Office for Culture, Education and Sport; the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.
_PREMIERE September 30, 2012 ZAGREB DANCE CENTER