dance and movement series
Huang Yi & KUKA
PERFORMANCE NOTICE: This performance has been postponed from its originally scheduled date of Friday, April 1, 2021. A rescheduled performance date will be announced as soon as it is confirmed. Please continue to monitor our website and social media channels for updates.
Acclaimed Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Huang Yi and his robot companion KUKA bring razor-sharp precision and stunning artistry to the Gogue Center. Harmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering, Huang Yi & KUKA is a poetic work that flawlessly intertwines modern dance and visual arts with the realm of robotics.
Huang’s pioneering work is steeped in his fascination with the partnership between humans and robots. He interweaves continuous movement with mechanical and multimedia elements to create a form of dance which corresponds with the flow of data, effectively making the performer a dancing instrument. Huang has been artist-in-residence of the National Theater and Concert Hall, and the National Performing Arts Center in Taiwan, and is widely considered one of Asia’s most prolific choreographers.
Huang Yi & KUKA are joined on stage by dancers Hu Chien and Lin Jou-Wen.
“One of the most interesting and just plain coolest things you can find on any stage this year.”
– blogcritics magazine
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