Solo choreography for an orange industrial robot to Monteverdi’s aria from L`Orfeo in which Orpheus sings out his sorrow over Euridice’s death, vowing to descend to the underworld to bring her back to earth. This 170 cm high and 500 kg heavy robot consists of three segments, three joints and a grip. The robot movements are choreographed in the Swedish computer program Motographicon.

Choreography and movement programming: Åsa Unander-Scharin
Music: Claudio Monteverdi (from L`Orfeo, 1607)
Dancer: ABB Robot IRB 1400
Software conversion program: Magnus Lundin
Music recording: Ensemble Fortezza (Carl Unander-Scharin/tenor, Keren Bruce/ viola da gamba, Kerstin Frödin /recorder, Urban Westerlund/organ)
Åsa Unander-Scharin, Petra Kiiskinen, Erik Persson
Video photographer and light design: Mateusz Herczka

Scen- och Sinnesproduktion in collaboration with The Dance Museum and Asea Brown Bovery, with financial support for the music recording from SAMI

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