From a young age, dancer, choreographer and inventor Huang Yi has been interested in the partnership between humans and robots. Renowned for his velocity and precision, Huang blends dance, dynamic visuals, technology and machines into Huang Yi & KUKA, a work that reveals humanity through new concepts and technologies, exploring the grey area between humans and robots.
KUKA, an industrial robot made in Germany, is on stage, moving to Bach’s Partita for solo violin and original music by Ryoichi Kurokawa. Performers, presented as dancing instruments and corresponding with the flow of data run in the robot. Along with the tightly integrated music and sounds, Huang’s choreography transforms the seemingly avant‐garde idea into a thought‐provoking, emotional journey. Through this deeply poetic work, Huang’s conceptualization of dance partnered with a robot pivots the viewer’s perception of human expression and industrial technology.
60 minutes (no intermission)
3 dancers (plus 3‐4 crew)
February 11‐17, 2015
3LD Art & Technology Center, NYC
USD 60,000 weekly including multiple performances, plus housing, per diem and local ground transportation provided by presenter; Airfare and freight included in fee, but to be confirmed depending on international tour routing.