Robots Don't Dream - Dance

2017 / 2018

Robots Don't Dream dance performance is a collaboration based on and set in my installation Robots Don't Dream (2015) with Ismo Dance Company and dancer Tanja Illukka.
The performance premiered at the Museum of Technology in Helsinki, Finland in October 2017 and ran for 19 shows. During July 2018 there were 4 additional shows performed at Jyväskylän Kesä festival in Jyväskylä, Finland.

Choreography: Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo
Dancer: Tanja Illukka
Set: Suvi Härkönen (Robots Don't Dream installation)
Produced by Ismo Dance Company

"The powerful dance performance follows a humanoid robot with an awakening sentience, living in black liquid and being fed by it. The choreography draws its inspiration from the movement of the newest multi-jointed robots and sci-fi movie imagery. The work prompts one to ponder the relationship between human and technology and consider the questions and feelings raised by the subject. The audience views the performance next to a water pool dressed in rain cloaks." 
-Jyväskylän Kesä Festival

Photos: Suvi Härkönen