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Friday, September 17

Simple Machines

Kwaad Bloed & Tuning People
  • 10+
  • theater
  • dance
Fort Ruigenhoek, Trekkerschuur
Start 20:15, End 21:15

Dansers, move over! The robots are here to replace you

Did you know the word robot has only existed for a hundred years? Strange when you realise that artificial humans and mechanical automatons have been devised and made since antiquity. Today, our society would be nothing without robots. Expectations are that around the year 2030, more than 800 million jobs and functions will have been taken over by robots.

Choreographer and dancer Ugo Dehaes questions this evolution by investigating how he can replace his dancers by robots and himself by artificial intelligence. This show offers a close-up experience of how robots originate, evolve, learn to move and organise themselves. Slowly, Ugo’s robots evolve from fish to caterpillars and beetles, until finally they create their own dance performance. In Simple Machines we catch a glimpse of a future world without human bodies. But is that the direction we want things to go?

About the maker
Choreographer Ugo Dehaes has made many shows about the power of dance and dancers. Lately, he has been working with robots instead of dancers. His research focuses on the question if robots can dance just as well as humans, and if they can come up with their own choreographies. It’s a dangerous road to travel; before you know it, the robots may have taken over his job …

credits

A performance by: Ugo Dehaes
Scenography and composition: Wannes Deneer
Dramaturgy: Marie Peeters
Silicone in collaboration with: Rebecca Flores
Production: Kwaad Bloed en Tuning People
Co-production: C-TAKT
Support: STORMOPKOMST
Thanks to Pol Eggermont, AI Experience Center VUB, Hans De Cank, Caroline Pauwels, Gertjan Biasino, Roeland Luyten, VGC and CC De Factorij.

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Buy your ticket
Friday, September 17

Simple Machines

Kwaad Bloed & Tuning People
  • 10+
  • theater
  • dance
Fort Ruigenhoek, Trekkerschuur
Start 20:15, End 21:15

prices

  • Adults€ 16,50
  • Up to 18 years€ 10,00
  • Student€ 10,00
  • CJP€ 10,00
  • U-pas€ 10,00
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credits

A performance by: Ugo Dehaes
Scenography and composition: Wannes Deneer
Dramaturgy: Marie Peeters
Silicone in collaboration with: Rebecca Flores
Production: Kwaad Bloed en Tuning People
Co-production: C-TAKT
Support: STORMOPKOMST
Thanks to Pol Eggermont, AI Experience Center VUB, Hans De Cank, Caroline Pauwels, Gertjan Biasino, Roeland Luyten, VGC and CC De Factorij.

prices

  • Adults€ 16,50
  • Up to 18 years€ 10,00
  • Student€ 10,00
  • CJP€ 10,00
  • U-pas€ 10,00
Buy your ticket Discount? Passe-Partout
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