A performance, a conversation, a floor show, a game show and a chance to meet big minds. Co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and Peak Performances at Montclair State University, The Matter of Origins probes the physics of beginnings and the poetry of the mind. Act One takes place on stage and travels from Marie Curie’s lab to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, then through the Hubble telescope to the reaches of an accelerating universe. For Act Two the audience moves to a nearby party room for a 360-degree experience of dance, media, cake, tea, and provocative conversation – courtesy of some surprise guests!
Photographs by George Hagegeorge, Jaclyn Borowski and John Borstel