The Matter of Origins

November 10-13, 2011. 7:30 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

This hour-long contemplation of the universe is a work of expansive range, emotional depth and singular beauty. — Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post

Dance Exchange in The Matter of Origins by Jaclyn Borowski

Dance Exchange in The Matter of Origins by Jaclyn Borowski

Liz Lerman’s most recent choreographic project with the company she founded 35 years ago is a magnificent exploration. Part performance, part conversation, and part game show, this multimedia dance work probes the universe large and small through science, poetry, and faith. Act One takes place on stage and travels from the lab of Madame Curie – the pioneering scientist famous for her research on radioactivity, to the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator, then through the Hubble telescope to the reaches of an accelerating universe. For Act Two, we move to a nearby party room for a 360-degree experience of dance, media, cake, tea, and provocative conversation.

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