CERN's Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest particle accelerator and the biggest machine on Earth. It's tasked with the examining the world's tiniest particles and figuring out overarching questions like how the universe came to be. So naturally when you think about the accelerator many things probably come to mind, but operatic dance probably isn't one of them. Luckily for us, someone thought to combine one of the most complex scientific machines with dance choreography.
A new film called "Symmetry" blends digital art, dance and physics to create a rumination on the philosophical mysteries swirling around in our universe. The opera was performed inside the CERN and follows a physicist on his journey to uncover the smallest particle in existence. The film touches on love, philosophy and the nature of life in a surprisingly digestible format. The film premiers during the Cinedans film festival at the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam on March 14. Watch the trailer below.
"I didn't want to make a documentary to explain or understand modern physics in general, but rather interpret the complex material this institution is presenting," director Ruben van Leer told The Creators Project.
Whether you're a physics nerd, a connoisseur of operatic dance or simply someone who appreciate beautiful storytelling, this video will break down science's next-level questions in a profound way and gives a stunning look inside the LHC.