HU_robot - 2018

This performance is about augmented reality and robotics, and offers a choreographic experience that opens to multiple levels of sensory perceptions.

The dancers get dismembered and multiplied within an unconventionally conceived space, misshaped by a repeatedly changing viewpoint, where a robot is placed on the stage and projects their digitally duplicated frames.

A duet between the human being and his doppleganger, between man and robot, tells the full unsettling story of our present time, when in the attraction that compels towards progress in science and technology often seems to abide the threatening risk of loss of humanity.

The movement unfolds its dance within a non-narrative context and turns the events to sensory experiences for the audience, that on getting themselves captured and projected on the stage walls, try their chance to face up with their alter ego.




Title    HU_robot

lenght   57’ – 69 ‘ no intermissions

Directors    Claudio Prati and Ariella Vidach

Choreography   Ariella Vidach

Dancers    Cecilia Borghese, Riccardo Ciarpella, Andrea Ginevra, Monika Lepisto, Mateo Mirdita, Kinui Oiwa, Giuseppe Paolicelli, Giulia Strambini and UR10 Universal Robot

Sound Design and  max/msp     Paolo Solcia, Riccardo Santalucia and Alessandro Perini

Light Design     Stefano Pirandello

Motion Graphics and vvvv         Sebastiano Barbieri

Augmented and Virtual reality    Giovanni Landi (Archon VR)

Set Design        Claudio Prati

Re Design Base  UR10     GISTO – Alessandro Mason

Costumes        Ariella Vidach  Claudio Prati, in collaboration with Concetta Assennato /BdR

Dramaturgy    Ariella Vidach, Claudio Prati and Enrico Pitozzi

Maitre de Ballet   Anna Manes

Technical Sponsor     Universal Robot

Co production      Avventure in Elicottero Prodotti, Ariella Vidach AIEP / LIS – Lugano in Scena / Balletto di Roma

With the support of  Repubblica e Cantone Ticino – Fondo Swisslos, DAC Comune di Lugano, MIBAC Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Comune di Milano, Next / Regione Lombardia