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Cosmic Tumbles, Quantum Leaps: A Performance by Le PeTiT CiRqUe®

Room 211, Caesars Forum

Performance preceded by the Kavli Foundation Special Symposium

Join us for the world premiere of Cosmic Tumbles, Quantum Leaps, performed by Nathalie Yves Gaulthier’s multi award-winning Le PeTiT CiRqUe® and created for the APS March Meeting 2023! Witness child-prodigy acrobats, cirque performers, and Team USA Acro Gold Medalists in action.

The brilliant performance explores nature through the convergence of physics and heightened artistry.

  • Emergence and correlation, coming together to form the whole: sub-atomic particles form matter, grains of sand become dunes, stars cluster into galaxies.
  • Quantum curiosities: a cat contorts into a box—at once awake and asleep—as entities entangle.
  • Projectiles and spins: arcing across the horizon, exuding angular momentum as electrons, planets, and black hole mergers. Together, witness a festive celebration of what makes us who we are!

Le PeTit CiRqUe’s world-class artist-athletes in cirque, martial arts and music prodigies perform mesmerizing acts in contortion, blindfolded and group foot archery, multiple-body aerial acts, modern dance, music, and martial arts. They have captivated audiences globally at arena-scale events and half-time shows, performed for royalty, world leaders, and celebrities; and featured on television/film.

Nathalie Yves Gaulthier, is the award-winning director and show creator for The Nobel Peace Prize Concert, shows for The Dalai Lama, royalty, international performances in Dubai UAE, Canada, Norway; film/TV consultant and the circus judge on CBS’s series “The World’s Best” with James Corden, Drew Barrymore, RuPaul and Faith Hill.

Created by Le PeTiT CiRqUe director, Nathalie Yves Gaulthier, in collaboration with physicist Smitha Vishveshwara and physicist-performance artist Julia Ruth.

Poetic physics narrative and voice-over script by Smitha Vishveshwara.

Choreography by Kevin Holland, Cirque du Soleil’s Amara De Felippo, and Nathalie Yves Gaulthier.

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