Danish Dance Theatre and an Artificial Intelligence installation perform CENTAUR, a thought-provoking new work by Artistic Director and Choreographer Pontus Lidberg in collaboration with AI-artist Cecilie Waagner-Falkenstrøm and Ryoji Ikeda, Japan’s leading audio-visual artist. The work examines the consequences of using artificial intelligence and the power of technology. The title “CENTAUR”, inspired by the half-horse half-human creature from Greek mythology, is also the name of a computer-science concept that elevates human qualities by combining artificial and human intelligence. What happens when dancers encounter a newly developed artificial intelligence program? Does technology change us, or simply reflect who we have always been?
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CHOREOGRAPHY Pontus Lidberg
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INSTALLATION Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm
AUDIO AND VISUAL DESIGN Ryoji Ikeda
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR VISUALS Tomonaga Tokuyama
LIGHT DESIGN Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
COSTUME DESIGN Rachel Quarmby-Spadaccini
DRAMATURGE Adrian Guo Silver
MUSIC Ryoji Ikeda, Franz Schubert, Giacomo Puccini
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR AI ARTificial Mind & Technical University of Denmark – DTU Compute Department (Cecilie WF, Asbjørn O, Asbjørn KN, Thomas MJ and Teeratorn K).
TEASER Omid Zarei
Co-produced by Danish Dance Theatre, The Royal Danish Theatre, Festival Oriente Occidente and Théâtre National de Chaillot. Development: The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. With support from Augustinusfonden, Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Jyllands-Postens Fond.