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

July 2013

Stamsund International Theatre Festival (Stamsund)
Stamsund International Theatre Festival (Stamsund)

December 2012

CC Brugge/Biekorf (Brugge)


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)