The most human
Ludvig Daae is a Norwegian human dancer who grew up in Nesbyen and Alex is a humanoid robot-dancer who grew up at IDA at Linköping University. Led by choreographer Robin Jonsson they are presented equally but according to their own unique capacities in a dancy piece that investigates human-ness, presence and authenticity.
The work reflects the radical transformation of society, especially in the service-industry, the heavy industry and healthcare, where robots have taken over people’s jobs, but where they also to a great extent collaborate with humans. In The most human, a robot replaces a human dancer and collaborates with another. The robot is humanoid, intelligent and autonomous and influences the work process and the finished result.
The work builds on Robin’s earlier project Simulations and others where virtual bodies from video games were simulated on stage by human dancers, aiming to shed light on the human.
- 18th May: Film screening + talk
18th of May, before the performance of ”The Most Human”, there is a film screening and talk about art and robotics. We show the film ”Naked” by Tove Kjellmark, and a talk between Robin Jonsson, choreographer of ”The Most Human”, and Anne Vigeland, curator and freelance critic. We will talk about subjets such as emotional relationships, presence and aesthetics in relation to robots in artistic works.
This will take place Friday 18th May at 18:30 in studio 1 at MDT, and is included in the performance ticket.
Tove Kjellmark is an artist, with a Master of Fine Arts from The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. In general her works circles around the human body. She uses traditional media as well as the latest technology, investigating new materials and aesthetics.
Anne Vigeland studied dance at The Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. She has studied Art Theory at Stockholm University since 2015 and has recently been accepted as a new student at The International Master’s Programme in Curating Art, also at Stockholm University. Anne works amongst other things as a freelance critic for Scenkonstguiden, and is interested in curatorial strategies centered around the human body, performativity and forms of presence.
- About Robin Jonsson
Robin Jonsson is a choreographer, producer and sound-artist. He’s been creating and touring dance productions since 2006, in Europe and the world. He was based in Brussels from 2004 to 2015 where he studied at the well known dance school P.A.R.T.S, led by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, leader of the dance-company ROSAS. He is currently based in Stockholm.
Concept, choreography: Robin Jonsson. Performers: Ludvig Daae and Alex. Producer: Sara Bergsmark. Costume design: Tove Berglund. Composer: Siri Jennefelt (and Lou Reed). Lighting design: Johan Sundén. Monologue: Malin Axelsson. Technician: Björn Kuajara. Artistic consultant: Emma Kim Hagdahl. Robot Developer: Fredrik Löfgren. Co-produced by Turneslingan Tre Scener (MDT, Atalante and Dansstationen), The Cullberg Balett through the European Network Life Long Burning and Köttinspektionen. In collaboration with Department of Computer and Information Science at University of Linköping, SMart Productionhouse and Swedish Radio Drama. Supported by The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The Municipality of Stockholm, The City of Stockholm and Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden. A part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals.