Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Breaking the boundaries: Man and Machine dance duet

‘The romance of the season’ (The Guardian)

Dance Umbrella's international festival of contemporary dance 2008 breaks boundaries with a performance uniting man and machine like never before.

*source: Telegraph and Dance Umbrella

This must be inspired by Cronenberg's Crash.


Ani said...

This reminds me of the kinetic "Strandbeest" sculptures of Theo Jansen. They are weirdly uncanny--quite a few YouTube videos, but here's one:


From Wikipedia: Theo Jansen (born March 17, 1948, in The Hague, Netherlands) is a Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor. He builds large works which resemble skeletons of animals and are able to walk using the wind on the beaches of the Netherlands. His animated works are a fusion of art and engineering; in a car company television commercial Jansen says: "The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds."

artmika said...

Oh, I like weird stuff :) They look surreal. Amazing!