I just stumbled upon Project Q (thanks to Jerry Salmonte's Facebook Page!) and I would like to coordinate a group of dancers in and around Zurich to participate in this project!
What is Project Q about
The following description is taken from their former website:
«The goal of Project Q is to bring Lindy Hoppers from around the globe to illustrate, in a visual way, the power behind future technologies that are based on the laws of quantum mechanics. To pull this off we need your help.
The idea is to have different scenes from around the world film themselves dancing a short routine inspired by Frankie’s Lindy Chorus. The footage will be edited together (similar to what was done for the Frankie 95 Global Shim Sham) and incorporated into a live performance at a high profile event taking place in the spring.
This will be an excellent opportunity to showcase Lindy Hop to a large international audience.»
Lindy Chorus Routine for Project Q
The song is «Dr. Jazz» by Roberta Hunt, especially arranged for the routine. The routine starts at around 2:19.
Download the song directly from the Project Q website. (Link doesn't exist anymore)
Interview with Krister Shalm
Krister Shalm is the initiator of Project Q. In his life outside of Lindy Hop, he is an experimental physicist at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Shalm gave an interesting interview to The Guardian about Lindy Hop, physics and Project Q: «Krister Shalm: the lindy hop can explain quantum mechanics»
What do you think about linking Lindy Hop with Science?
Please let me know in the comment section below.
Note: This post was edited at the beginning of March 2012.