DAAP Stellar and the Dream Chasers


DAAP Stellar and the Dream Chasers
Wednesday, February 26 to Saturday, March 1 at 8 PM
New Dance Theatre

$16 general admission; $10 for students/seniors

A large-scale collaboration by units in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the performance will feature aerial, dance, film animation, and spoken passages delivered by “morphed alien scientist” DAAP Stellar, a fictional composite based on UGA expertise. Ten UGA physics and astronomy professors will expound ideas reflecting leading-edge scientific research, including astrophysics and black holes; elementary particles; spin waves; galactic clouds; quantum levitation and superconductivity; nanotechnology; molecular dynamics; electromagnetic spectrum; extra solar planets; and “the search for truth in the universe.”

Film-projected visual landscapes for the production were created by associate professor Mike Hussey and graduate students in the department of Theatre and Film Studies dramatic media area. Live animated video mapping projections are designed and implemented by Adam Barfield, an Athens-based multimedia artist. The CORE Concert (Contemporary and Aerial) Dance Company will premiere an evening of dance and perform on bungee, single and triple trapeze, lyra, silks and the roue Cyr wheel.

This project is supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE).