The link between the principles of physics and the practice of movement has long been established. Dance, obviously, would fall under the jurisdiction of both.

Books—good ones—have been written on this relationship, but a piece performed at the 2010 World Science Festival in New York was created from a different perspective.

Photo courtesy of Dbenbenn on Wikimedia Commons

Choreographer Karole Armitage crafted the piece “Three Theories” to abstractly illustrate the principles of relativity, quantum mechanics and string theory. Armitage cited her father’s work as a biologist as inspiration to explore the world in general.

Check out the review here and see what Armitage means by “sexy” physics. Maybe it will change the opinion of science you had in high school.

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