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Simple Machines

In this satirical show where performance meets presentation, choreographer Ugo Dehaes demonstrates how he grows organic-looking robots in his basement, raises them and trains them to be dancers.

Simple Machines

About Simple Machines

In a world dominated by economic principles that strive to make everything as efficient and cheap as possible, Ugo decided to fire all his dancers, having researched how to breed and train his own robots. They are born from cocoons and then crawl across the table like strange caterpillars. Some get hair, others are tripping around like little dogs. Through artificial intelligence, he lets them come up with their own dance performance. As a result, Ugo’s job as choreographer also disappears…

Simple Machines is an attempt to make humans completely superfluous in the creation process. Welcome to the future.

After the performance the audience will be invited to explore an installation through which they can teach the robots new movements.

Age 8+

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