Ugo Dehaes (kwaad bloed) Simple Machines

Date(s): Mar 3 2023, 11:00 am
Mar 3 2023, 1:30 pm
Mar 3 2023, 3:00 pm
Mar 4 2023, 11:00 am
Mar 4 2023, 1:30 pm
Mar 4 2023, 3:00 pm


Studio 01 (OBORO’s New Media Lab)


Simple Machines

kwaad bloed, Simple Machines. Photo: Arne Lievens

In partnership with Festival de Casteliers

Performances in French and in English

Simple Machines will have you sitting at a large table with the choreographer, Ugo Dehaes. To survive as an artist in a world running on profit and efficiency, he felt obliged to let his dancers go and replace them with robots, which work for free. During the performance, you will see how his robots came to be, from slimy cocoons to gleaming machines. Witness the know-how required to give them enough artificial intelligence to create and produce their own show!

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Simple Machines

kwaad bloed, Simple Machines. Photo: Arne Lievens

Ugo Dehaes, who has created performances for both adults and young audiences, founded his dance company, kwaad bloed, in 2000. His shows are inspired by the strange qualities of the human body and a certain fascination with science, and have been performed across Europe. In 2018, Ugo Dehaes decided to turn his attention to the “choreography of things,” and began working with homemade robots. This has led to several installations and performances at science, dance and puppetry festivals.

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