Danish Dance Theatre and an Artificial Intelligence installation perform CENTAUR, a thought-provoking new work by Artistic Director and Choreographer Pontus Lidberg in collaboration with AI-artist Cecilie Waagner-Falkenstrøm and Ryoji Ikeda, Japan’s leading audio-visual artist. The work examines the consequences of using artificial intelligence and the power of technology. The title “CENTAUR,” inspired by the half-horse half-human creature from Greek mythology, is also the name of a computer-science concept that elevates human qualities by combining artificial and human intelligence. What happens when dancers encounter a newly developed artificial intelligence program? Does technology change us, or simply reflect who we have always been?
CHOREOGRAPHY Pontus Lidberg
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INSTALLATION Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm
AUDIO AND VISUAL DESIGN Ryoji Ikeda
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR VISUALS Tomonaga Tokuyama
LIGHT DESIGN Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
COSTUME DESIGN Rachel Quarmby-Spadaccini
DRAMATURGE Adrian Guo Silver
MUSIC Ryoji Ikeda, Franz Schubert, Giacomo Puccini
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR AI ARTificial Mind & Technical University of Denmark – DTU Compute Department (Cecilie WF, Asbjørn O, Asbjørn KN, Thomas MJ and Teeratorn K).
TEASER Omid Zarei
Co-produced by Danish Dance Theatre, The Royal Danish Theatre, Festival Oriente Occidente and Théâtre National de Chaillot. Development: The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. With support from Augustinusfonden, Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Jyllands-Postens Fond.