The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass”.
The elusive and omnipresent neutrinos are born in the Sun, travelling through space and oscillating between flavours imperceptibly. They pass through matter, the Earth, our bodies, continuing their journey.
This performance is a collaboration between particle physicists at the University of Birmingham and dancers Mairi Pardalaki and Fanny Travaglino, alongside with musician Katerina Fotinaki. Together they explore the fact that the human body is finally not a fortress as impregnable and over-sacred as we might think; it is rather perceived as a sort of a colander (passoire in French), letting neutrinos pass through without trauma or memory of the event itself. This is a starting point, to question the notion of borders, always relevant, and let the neutrinos give the answers.
Costumes are created by Anaïs Lelièvre and the video animation is by Marcel Reinhard.