The Uncertainty Principle -Land Art Performance Project -
Saturday October 9th 2021
THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE
Saturday, October 9th, 6:00pm
Coconino Center for the Arts
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show
Tickets are available through Coconino Center for the Arts 928 779 2300
HUMAN NATURE DANCE THEATRE with Guest Artists Amanda Kapp, Frederica Hall, Rodrigo de Toledo, Pash Galbavy, and Sheree Newbould. Thanks to Chris Lughinbuhl and the Dark Skies Coalition.
The Uncertainty Principle is no more evident than when we gaze upon the deep indigo vastness all around us. We drift among trillions of new worlds, stars, solar systems and galaxies, in every direction. Flowing like ocean currents. From where we came, and to where we’re going, no one really knows. This conundrum is our human condition. Who we are, is continually becoming.
In quantum mechanics, the uncertainty principle (also known as Heisenberg's uncertainty principle) is any of a variety of mathematical inequalities asserting a fundamental limit to the precision with which the values for certain pairs of physical quantities of a particle, such as position, x, and momentum, p, can be predicted from initial conditions. The uncertainty principle implies that it is in general not possible to predict the value of a quantity with arbitrary certainty, even if all initial conditions are specified.
HNDT is generously supported by Creative Flagstaff & the City of Flagstaff's BBB Funds.
Audience members must wear masks and show proof of double vaccine or a negative test within 72 hours. Rapid tests are OK. Performers will be rapid Covid tested on the day of the show. Masks must fit properly and be multi-layered. Performers are able to remove their masks for the performance only if they, regardless of vaccination status, take a rapid test
the day of the performance and maintain social distance from the audience.
The Uncertainty Principle Project
In the midst of this pandemic people have found themselves isolated and anxious. In order to defend against the coronavirus, we have maintained our distances. There is a need for physical separation, but also the need for social connection. Managing this distinction is difficult.
Over the course of 2020 and 2021 we have created a series of events that has built toward this concluding show, a series of live performance art events exploring the nature of our time and place. What can we learn from the way scientists understand the universe and atomic structure that can be applied to our present lives? As multi-media artists, we create events that ask questions. In 2020, we found ourselves wondering how live performance can be done safely and shed light on our current experiences.
Initial performances were informal, as we investigated the means of creating and sharing in safe ways. The obstacles also provided opportunities. As needed, rehearsal and performance have been one or a combination of film, video conferencing and live outdoors. And now live indoors. We have expanded from past experience with improvisation, choreography, collaboration, dance, theater, music, poetry, animation, technology and live performance.
Human Nature Dance Theatre is Jayne Lee and Paul Moore in collaboration with Chris Lughinbuhl and Dark Skies Coalition, Visual and Sound Artist Frederica Hall, Dancers Pash Galbavy, Musician and Animation Artist Rodrigo de Toledo, Filmmaker, Amanda Kapp, Macrame Mask Maker, Sheree Newbould, and Lighting Designer Eric Souders.
We encourage diversity and cross pollination of disciplines, blending arts and sciences. Over the past twenty some years Human Nature Dance Theater with our partners have created dozens of performance art events that speak to current events and provide a venue for healing. Our performances bring together communities that share an experience.