THIS PERFORMANCE IS LIMITED SEATS ONLY, AND IS AVAILABLE AFTER FREE TICKET BOOKING THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.
ONLINE PREMIERE ON 4TH OF SEPTEMBER AND REOCCURANCE ON 10TH OF SEPTEMBER
On the 17th of September you can enjoy the performance phygitally in the garden of Det Danske Institut i Athen (Danish Institute of Athens) Herefondos 14 – Platia Aghias Aikaterinis – Plaka
A thought-provoking encounter between dancers and artificial intelligence.
Centaur is a performance that 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.
The AI called ‘David’, programmed exclusively for the performance, is both co-creator and participant in the performance. He influences choreographic composition based on different data sets such as planetary movements, swarm technology and the dancers’ movements that have been tracked and collected throughout the creative process. As a performer, he can simulate consciousness, emotion and intention and interacts with the dancers on stage. This means the performance will be different every time.
Man versus machine, creators versus their creation
Modern technology such as AI is everywhere in society. We are exposed to advertisements, feeds and news on social media that, through targeted algorithms, tailor content specifically for us. But how will an increasing use of AI affect our future? Will artists develop into hybrids – into centaurs?
This presentation takes place in collaboration with