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Ugo Dehaes (BE)
 

Limp
German premiere

location: Schauburg | Große Burg
Wednesday, 10th July | 7 pm
Thursday, 11th July | 11 am

Belgian ballet dancer David Framba thought he would never dance again after losing a lower leg in a motorbike accident ten years ago. Meeting choreographer Ugo Dehaes seven years after the accident changed everything.

 

Choreographer Ugo Dehaes had been integrating computer models, robots, and AI into his projects for years and used a specially developed computer software application to create a duet for David Framba and a three-armed robot. Interactions between human and technology become a means of artistic expression. At first, it looks as if the machine wants to help the dancer return to his original style of dancing, but the robot meddles more and more.

 

“Limp” is the first part in the “Forced Labor” cycle by Ugo Dehaes, where he investigates how you can create dance with robots. His interactive installation “Arena” (2020) empowers the audience to manipulate and evaluate robots, so that they learn to dance by themselves. In his performance “Simple Machines” (2021), he breeds and trains organic robots so that they can take on the roles of the dancer and choreographer. In “Limp” (2024), he investigates, how humans and technology can collaborate to create dance through the interaction of limitations and possibilities, dependence and independence, freedom and control.

 

Ugo Dehaes was born in 1977 in Leuven/Belgien and started to dance at the age of 18. He studied with David Hernandez, Benoît Lachambre, and Saburro Teshigawara, and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker at P.A.R.T.S. and danced with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods. In 2000, he created the company kwaad bloed with Charlotte Vanden Eynde. Since 2018, Ugo Dehaes has been working as a “Choregorapher of Things” and constructs moving sculptures.. As a member of the Flemish Young Academy, he has direct contact to academics and researchers in Belgium. He gives workshops and works for artists like Gisèle Vienne & Etienne Bideau-Rey, Kataline Patkaï, Antonin De Bemels, and Heine R. Avdal.

Choreography: Ugo Dehaes in collaboration with David Framba | Dance: David Framba | Dramaturgy: Marie Peeters | Music: Roeland Luyten and excerpt from Maurice Ravels „Piano Concerto for the Left Hand” | Lighting: Arne Lievens | Video: Gertjan Biasino | Costumes: Oona Mampuys | Computational Creativity: Prof. Wiggins (The AI Experience Centre - VUB) | Research: Alexander Craens

Production: kwaad bloed | Co- production: C-TAKT, Schauburg – Theater für junges Publikum, STUK, Perpodium in collaboration with: Schouwburg c o r s o | Distribution: Vincent Company | Support by: de Vlaamse overheid en Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid | kwaad bloed is structurally supported by VGC | Residencies: The AI Experience Centre, Axiles Bionics, De Factorij, Het Gasthuis, 30CC, Danserie, De Pianofabriek, Destelheide | Research with the support of: Participatieve Partnerprojecten van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap 

location: Schauburg | Große Burg

Wednesday, 10th July | 7 pm

Thursday, 11th July | 11 am

ca. 60 min. | 12+

www.kwaadbloed.com

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