PROJECT

Simulations (2010)

The Belgian-Swedish choreographer Robin Jonsson is a typical product of the PlayStation generation. An investigation of the boundaries between artificial and non-artificial is a major theme in his work. What would ‘reality’ mean to an artificial being, such as a robot or a puppet, or to a virtual being, such as a manga character? Does imitation of imitation begin to approach reality? In Simulations Jonsson shows us the surprising forms reality can assume, after it has been replicated in a virtual world and then turned back into reality on stage. He drew his inspiration from films such as Blade Runner and I, Robot.

Past Dates

June 2013

05/06
Stamsund International Theatre Festival (Stamsund)
06/06
Stamsund International Theatre Festival (Stamsund)

December 2012

08/12
CC Brugge/Biekorf (Brugge)

Credits

Concept and creation: Robin JonssonPerformance and creation: Lieve De Pourcq, Ludvig DaaeSound design: Peter LenaertsCostume design: Manuela LauwersExecutive producer: wpZimmerProduction: Simulator IF, Plankton vzwCcoproduction: BUDA Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk), Monty (Antwerp) and Norrlandsoperan (Umeå, Sweden)
With the support of: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Dansens Hus (Stockholm), Vooruit (Ghent)