Charming little robot seduces human and audience into loving dance
Ludvig Daae is a human dancer, who grew up in Nesbven in Norway. Alex is a cute little robot dancer with fluorescent blue ears manufactured in Japan, who grew up in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Linköping University in Sweden. In The Most Human they share the stage, with Alex the robot slowly revealing himself to be a fully competent dancer. He not only manages to get Ludvig to dance at will, but will also seduce you. In a choreography by Robin Jonsson, the delightful duo addresses such major existential questions as: What is authenticity? What does it mean to be human? In their loving quest to find ways to bring out the best in themselves and each other, The Most Human reflects on radical changes in society, where robots and humans increasingly will have to share the stage.
“An intimate, touching and thoughtful performance about the human condition”
Concept and director | Robin Jonsson
Dancers | Ludvig Daae & Alex
Costumes | Tove Berglund
Music | Siri Jennevelt, Lou Reed
Light | Johan Sundén
Producer | Sara Bergsmark
Monologue | Malin Axelsson
Technology | Björn Kuajara
Artistic advice | Emma Kim Hagdahl
Robot maker | Fredrik Löfgren
Coproduction | Turneslingan Tre Scener (MDT, Atalante and Dansstationen), The Cullberg Balett through the European Network Life Long Burning and Köttinspektionen. In collaboration with the Department of Computer and Information Science at Linköping University, SMart Productionhouse and Swedish Radio Drama. Supported by the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Municipality of Stockholm, the City of Stockholm and Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden. Part of the [DNA] Departures and Arrivals project.