Have you ever watched "Westworld" or "I, Robot" and wondered what it would feel like to meet a human-like robot in real life?
This is your chance to get infinitely close to experiencing this scenario when Uppercut Danseteater presents the interactive solo performance HUMANOID.
In her programmed quest to be human, the humanoid Vera (played by electric boogie dancer Julie Kunz from Offspring Production) explores what it means to be human and how she can adapt human qualities. Because Vera is equipped with artificial intelligence, she can gradually become wiser and adjust to the environments in which she takes part.
Vera the robot is a product from a fictional humanoid manufacturer, RobotCare, which makes social robots to relieve humans and stimulate their social needs. The performance serves as RobotCare's test of their latest product.
The question is: What functions is it in fact reliable to leave to robots and which should we let humans take care of? What do you think?
“Julie Kunz delivers a fabulous performance as the robot Vera in 'Humanoid', which provides food for thought around concepts such as artificial intelligence and robots in human-like functions.”
- Randi K. Pedersen, Teateravisen
IDEA, CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE
Ane Katrine Schyth Kjær
Performance area: 6 x 6 x 2,5M
The audience is placed on chairs in a horse shoe formation around the performance area.
Can be presented in a black box, meeting rooms, library rooms, sports gymnasiums, etc., without a view of the surroundings (curtains or the like must be drawn). Minimum space including performance area: 145 sqm, with a minimum of 11 m where the space is at its narrowest.
All flooring is acceptable. However, asphalt, tiles and raw concrete are excluded (the dancer must be able to slide on the floor with her socks on).
Blackout not required but recommended.
Power 230 V
Approx. 3,5 hours/1,5 hours