I Love Science Festival @ BOZAR - The Principle of Uncertainty

Well, after Rwanda we are now heading to Brussels, Belgium where we'll be part of the I Love Science Festival at BOZAR, the most important Cultural Center of the city.

The Principle of Uncertainty "Unplugged" will be staged on Saturday April 28th at 20.30 and Sunday April 29th at 14.00. It is a great opportunity for us to showcase our work at a very exciting event filled with great speakers and performances, workshops, Virtual Reality tours, Music, Installations, Performance Lectures... and much more.

We read in the description of the Festival...

During the ‘I Love Science’ festival BOZAR devotes three whole days to an investigation into the links between art and science, some very real, others purely hypothetical. Through a series of exhibitions, workshops, lectures, debates, experimental walks and musical performances the festival looks at the fames and failures of scientists, artists and theatre makers. Explore the notion of Time at a performance-reading, or delve into the virtual reality in the BOZAR LAB. Sign up for a talk on artificial intelligence or take an immersive trip through pop-up smells and sounds of the city. The BOZAR When Art Meets Science Festival is all about experience + experimentation + connection!


JPT lands in Rwanda - Next Einstein Forum 2018

This time we go to Africa! The occasion is the Next Einstein Forum 2018 to be held in Kigali in Rwanda on March 26, 27 and 28, 2018. The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in collaboration with Robert Bosch Stiftung. The NEF is a platform that aims to connect science, society and politics in Africa and the rest of the world, with the aim of exploiting science for human development on a global level.

The fundamental idea of ​​the project is that Africa can be an active member of the global scientific community to contribute to global progress. Central to the NEF's efforts are young Africans, the driving force behind the scientific renaissance of Africa.

After seeing the show in Brussels (Belgium), the organizers of the NEF have selected The Principle of Uncertainty as an example of theater that can also tell the wonders of science and its mechanisms and consequently offer an important stimulus to interpret life and contemporaneity.

The show will be staged on March 27 and 28, 2018 (more than 1300 delegates from all over the world are expected). Other performances of the play, in its "light" version, have been organized in several schools in rural Rwanda.

In order to present the show we have posted an article on the Blog page of the NEF2018 web site: HOW CAN THEATRE SPARK THE LOVE FOR SCIENCE? 
In it it is possible to find much of the philosophy that motivates the JPT Project.

NEF Global Gathering 2018

Le Principe de l’Incertitude premiers at the University of Namur

Le Principe d'Incertitude, the french version of The principle of Uncertainty, will be staged on March 23rd 2018 at the Printemps des Sciences, a science popularisation week organised by the science faculties of 5 universities in the Wallonia Brussels Federation (UCL, ULB, UNamur, UMons and UniLiège), united in the network known as sciences.be.

It is a very exciting news for us, because it is the very first time that a JPT play is staged in a language that is not English or Italian. The idea is to setup, in time, a JPT Belgium Hub. The translation of the text has been done by Pierre Echard, the actor Vincent Vanderbeeken will be on stage. The directing is by Andrea Brunello.

As is the custom with JPT performances, in order to highlight the scientific content of the play, this show will be followed by a debate with the audience, which will be moderated by Dr. Luc Henrard, professor in the Physics Department, and an assistant professor in the Quantum Mechanics course, Mathilde Remy.

This performance has been actively promoted by the University of Namur's Confluent des Savoirs, by the engaged professors who will animate the debate, by the Compagnia Arditodesìo via its Belgium mailing list and social networks, as well as by Pierre Echard, in charge of JPT's international development, and based in Brussels.

Among the key target audiences are the schools, theatres, cultural centres and other organisations which will be the future be the hosts of JPT productions in the Wallonia Brussels Federation.

The performance has been made possible in part by a generous grant by the King Baudouin Foundation.

Here is the info regarding the event!

Vincent Vanderbeeken


Teatro della Meraviglia - Theatre of Wonder Festival 2018

For the second year in a row the Arditodesìo Theatre Company | Jet Propulsion Theatre has collaborated in the the organization of the Teatro della Meraviglia Festival (#MeravigliaTeatroFestival). At the heart of the Festival is the idea that science and theatre can meet and in fact they should do so in trying to bring high quality theatre performances to the stage, where the themes are drawn from scientific issues.

The result was extremely exciting: 9 full days of shows, 1700 people attending, many high school and university students and lots of creative energy have characteized the events. More than 30 young volunteers have helped run the events as smoothly as possible. All in all this second edition of the Festival has been a success and we are already looking forward to the all brand new 2019 edition...

For info regarding the 2018 Festival click here.


NOI, ROBOT debutta a PACTA - 18, 19 e 20 Gennaio

Ci siamo, ecco che il nostro nuovo lavoro sta per andare in scena definitivamente. Dopo tanto lavoro siamo orgogliosi di confermare che il 18 19 e 20 Gennaio 2018 NOI, ROBOT sarà a PACTA dei Teatri, Salone di Via Dini a Milano per il Festival ScienzaInScena Atto 1!

In pieno stile Jet Propulsion Theatre, lo spettacolo è pensato per un pubblico "generico" e quindi non per gli addetti ai lavori, che comunque troveranno molti spunti interessanti. Lo spettacolo vuole generare curiosità e meraviglia attorno a quello che il fisico dell'M.I.T. Max Tegmark definisce "la più importante conversazione del nostro tempo", cioè la possibilità che esseri umani e macchine si uniscano per dare inizio a quella che viene definita la VITA 3.0.

Cosa vuol dire essere umano nell’era delle Macchine Pensanti?
NOI, ROBOT prova che la relazione fra due “individui”, uno umano e l’altro macchina, non è affatto semplice e può portare a dei paradossi insormontabili. Lo spettacolo esplora anche il cervello umano, e allo stesso tempo vuole capire dove sta andando il campo dell’Intelligenza Artificiale. NOI, ROBOT fa infine riferimento all’altro “cervello collettivo” che ci comprende, l’Universo, visto come un sistema complesso per molti versi simile al cervello umano, a partire dal fatto molto curioso che ci sono circa 100 miliardi di neuroni nel cervello umano e circa 100 miliardi di galassie nell’Universo che riusciamo ad osservare!


The Principle of Uncertainty staged in Colorado

We are very pleased and proud to announce that our play The Principle of Uncertainty will soon be staged in the U.S.
Here are the details:
Zephyr Stage at Cavalcade in Fruita, Colorado is in rehearsal for its next production - The Principle of Uncertainty by Andrea Brunello! A professor of physics reveals, during a lecture on Schrödinger's cat, and the behavior of light, an awestruck wonder for the beauty of the universe and also a private, closely-held grief. The play is beautiful, tender, poignant, funny, profound, and brilliant, and it will take you to the very heart of the quantum mystery and leave you dazzled! The original play was written and performed within the Jet Propulsion Theatre Project, www.jetpropulsiontheatre.org. This one-woman show features Zephyr Stage's Executive Artistic Director Valerie Haugen Nuzzo. Nuzzo recently co-wrote and directed "Multitudes" about the American poet Walt Whitman. She’s performed in more than 50 productions, over 20 years, with Thunder River Theatre Company in Carbondale, including playing all the big Greek girls - Lysistrata, Medea and Antigone. Performance dates for the Principle of Uncertainty are Jan. 19-21, 26-27, 2018. Performances take place at Cavalcade in Fruita, Colorado. Show times are 7:30 p.m. except for the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Find Zephyr Stage at Cavalcade on Facebook or Twitter or online at www.zephyrstage.com.
Valerie Nuzzo's Principle of Uncertainty Poster
A big thank to Valerie Haugen Nuzzo for the determination and the love that she is showing towards our play!!!


Over 600 people attend JPT's performance series of Pale Blue Dot during KU Leuven Science Faculty's 200th Anniversary

This week we were honored and delighted to be part of the 200th anniversary of the Science Faculty of the KU Leuven in Belgium. Three performances were held in the cities of Kortrjik and Leuven for students, faculty and the general public. Full house this morning at the 30CC Minnepoort Theatre in Leuven, where some 300 students from over 12 Flemish high-schools attended our last show of Pale Blue Dot. Last moments before the show: