Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 May
In this fantastical futuristic show, an enormous robotic arm stars alongside acrobats Olivier Alenda and Olivier Boyer in a spectacular dance between man and machine.
In the 1970s it made cars. Now, transported from factory line to live stage, an industrial robot comes to life. Defi nitions of humanity are tested to their limits as the robot explores its surroundings and reacts to the people in it, in a game by turns frightening and friendly. Wit and wonder go hand-in-hand in Aurélien Bory’s captivating visual narrative, where the robotic arm becomes the unlikely hero.
Celebrated director Aurélien Bory’s choreography creates this Frankenstein-esque dream, described by Matt Trueman as ‘...theatre’s Terminator moment’ (The Guardian).
Post show talk with Tristan Baudoin, who programmes and operates the robotic arm, on Tuesday 17 May
'Once again Aurélien Bory comes up with magic, wit and a ton of ideas. A contemporary take on Chaplin's Modern Times.'
Le Figaro, France
'Astonishing and harmonious meeting of technology and artistry.'
La Dépêche, France
© Aglae Bory
Performance runs: c. 70mins (no interval)