NewZNew (Chandigarh) : To mark the “Year of Swiss Innovation in India 2015-16”, Chandigarh Tourism had organized QUANTUM- The contemporary dance from Switzerland. Sh. Vijay Dev, IAS, Advisor to Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh was the Chief Guest of the event. The Ambassador from Switzerland was also present on the occasion. Other senior officers of U.T. Chandigarh Sh. Anurag Aggawal, IAS, Home Secretary-cum-Secretary Tourism, Sh. Sarvjit Singh, Finance Secretary, Ms. Bhawna Garg, Special Secretary Finance, Sh. Jitender Yadav, IAS, Director Tourism, Sh. Danish Ashraf, IAS, SDM (East) were also present on this occasion. This initiative was primarily taken by Chandigarh Tourism to promote Heritage Tourism and also to bring awareness amongst people of tricity regarding the Architectural wonders created by Sir Le Corbusier.
Quantum takes the quark as muse, fusing choreography and installation art into an ode to subatomic randomness where six dancers vibrate, scatter, and whirl beneath a gyrating quartet of industrial lamps, programmed to respond to the slightest movement, while Carla Scaletti’s soundscape from particle collision data provides the sonic ether.
Quantum is a perfect example of the kind of mutual inspiration that can happen when artists and scientists work with one another. Quantum is a quivering, throbbing performance that celebrates the dance of the universe through the movement of elementary particles. A magnetic show, both literally and figuratively, where six dancers constantly attract and repel each other, as if caught in a force field, which all matter is subjected to. Fascinatingly fluid diagonals, paths that cross, light touches, all executed with perfect control as the dancers follow their own trajectory with its varying geometry.
Sh. Jitender Yadav, IAS, Director Tourism – expressed on this occasion that by introducing such features in the tourism itenary, the tourist & peoples of tricity can enjoy and become aware of City Beautiful’s worthwhile tourist spots.