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Human Interface

Choreographer Freundlich, Thomas
First Performance 22.5.2012
Place of First Performance Pannu Hall, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Finnish premiere 22.5.2012
Place of Premiere Pannu Hall, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Style Contemporary Dance
Scenography Markku Salo
Lighting Designer Mia Kivinen
Performers of the premiere Tanja Illukka, Thomas Freundlich
Music composed for the work Rene Ertomaa
Description Human Interface is a piece for two dancers and two industrial robots by dancer-choreographer Thomas Freundlich. The programmed movements of the robots are mechanically precise, yet surprisingly human. The robots are like animate beings with human personalities, the equals of their human dance partners. The groundbreaking technology used in this production enables safe movement – for the first time ever – within the immediate proximity of industrial robots. Pannuhalli provides an interesting post-industrial backdrop for the unforeseen encounter between robots and humans.
Other Information Robots, technical advice: ABB
Photos: Johanna Tirronen
Production: Zodiak – Center for New dance, Thomas Freundlich
Companies Zodiak - The Center for New Dance
Dancers Freundlich, Thomas (2012)
Illukka, Tanja (2012)