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L’Amour du Risque (Love of Risk)
Ballet for robot vacuum cleaners
Saturday 03.02.24. 3–3.30pm and 5–5.30pm. Age 8+. £10/£8. Book here
Ballet for robot vacuum cleaners.
A man is waiting to be served for a candle-lit dinner accompanied by romantic music. Here, the service is automated and managed by artificial intelligence with somewhat limited capacities. Robots move about randomly and come and go in the space, creating a hypnotic dance. During the performance, their behaviour is increasingly disordered and they even seem to have human intentions. A question of balance, on the edge of the precipice, an accident is never far away.
Presented as part of Manipulate Festival 2024, running from 1–11 February at venues across Edinburgh – manipulatearts.co.uk
Staging Olivier Rannou
Staging assistance Robin Lescouët
Construction & performance Morien Nolot, Olivier Rannou
Artistic collaboration Ariel Doron
Light design Alan Floc’h
Project support and development Charlène Faroldi, Louise Gérard, Sandrine Hernandez
Photo: Greg Bouchet