This couple performed a surprising dance where they pushed the performing arts to another level. Huang Yi and a kuka robot programmed by Huang. Where passion, emotions and feelings connected with the robot.
Huang was interested in art when he was very young, he studied Dance at Chiayi Middle School. Huang entered Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) for 7 years of dance courses and eventually earned a master’s degree, not only dancing, but also taking courses in theater design, music, and digital art. He even founded the “Cross Country Art Creation Club” and held photography exhibitions; Later, he founded the second professional dance group in Taiwan: “Huang Yi Studio +”. He spent most of his childhood acquiring knowledge by watching his parents’ world-class ballroom dancing skills.
He is considered one of the most productive choreographers on the continent. Huang’s work has been recognized worldwide. This dance and science demonstration created by HUANG YI and KUKA, in which he and his dancers perform alongside an industrial robot he programmed, has opened the Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), TED Conference (Vancouver) and has toured all over the world. the world since 2015, including Australia, the United States, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.
Huang has a closer relationship with KUKA than with KUKA’s producer. He even had to sign a declaration form to make sure he was responsible for any damage caused by dancing with the robot. he made sure to rehearse longer to avoid any failure.
The robot itself required four full months of programming and rehearsal so a one-minute dance choreography could take Huang from 10 to 20 hours of programming. Huang even quantifies emotions through data analysis, translating any movement into parameters.
This demonstration of performing art was carried out in four acts. In the first act, he was equipped with a lantern as a 21st century Pixar lamp; In the second act, he installed a camera connected to an overhead projector and reproduced Hu Helin’s twisting movements in the projection. dynamic. In the third time, KUKA and Huang performed an attractive duet. Having an industrial robot as a couple, the staging is more interesting. For the final scene, the robot plays the role of a puppet, and Hu and Lin try to hug.
Huang Yi says. “Dancing face to face with a robot is like looking at my face in a mirror … I think I have found the key to turning human emotions into robots.”