Man Strikes Back
Virtuoso juggling performance in search of the symbiosis between man and robot.
Five triangles, one juggler. Bouncing balls romping, long lanes between them. The dancing balls create a choreography of lines; their bouncing creates the rhythm. On the sidelines, the musician engages in a dialogue using his drums. Together they form one immense musical composition: the juggler, the musician and the bouncing balls. The perfection of the performance depends as much on the juggler’s precision and strength as it does on the drummer’s reaction speed.
But what if the triangles start to move and determine their own place on the stage? Juggling patterns and musical harmonies change. This is how a new power balance develops between the triangular robots, the juggler and the musician. Who controls who? Who needs who? The more individual the robots’ behaviour, the more the juggler resembles the machine.
Post uit Hessdalen depicts our handling of and ignorance about robots and artificial intelligence in an exciting, futuristic and musical performance.
CreditsCreation Stijn Grupping, Frederik Meulyzer, Ine Van Baelen | Performance & live music Stijn Grupping, Frederik Meulyzer | Choreography Ugo Dehaes | Robotics Edwin Dertien, Teun van der Molen, Nick van Lange, Gertjan Biasino | Lights Lucas Van Haesbroeck | Costume Sarah Demoen | Zakelijke leiding Klein Verzet | Co-production MiramirO, Tweetakt, C-mine, Zonzo Compagnie, Theater op de Markt | With support of de Vlaamse overheid, de stad Antwerpen
€ 14 standard
€ 10 STUKcard / culture card KU Leuven
Suitable for children, aged 6 and above
To be combined with Forced Labor Arena