Nothing ever really defies gravity. We are, after all, on Earth and gravity happens. A gyroscope works because of inter-related forces, as does buoyancy, inertia, or even density, in conjunction with gravity – the force that plays a role along with all of the others. It never goes away. Yet, when Adam Battelstein and Rebecca Moore move, one gets to wonder.
The science of motion – locomotion – the moving from one place to another was the theme of a unique dance performance that promoted audience participation through experiment and wonder.
It is so freeing to watch space be explored in atypical ways. Seeing a balloon that is expected to float, handled so that it appears still, in mid-air. Or when a pole becomes the dance partner and a body circles in parabolic shapes around it, like the movements of the planets along the ecliptic. How about a dancing Segue, playing catch me if you can?
Combining imaginary play, spontaneity, incredibly poignant and graceful movement, and the scientific method, what may be commonplace suddenly stands out, sparking a refreshing new perspective. How about those Laws of Motion?