Robin Jonsson – The most human
Ludvig Daae is a Norwegian human dancer who grew up in Nesbyen in Norway and Alex is a humanoid robot dancer who grew up at IDA at Linköping University. Led by choreographer Robin Jonsson, they are presented equally but alongside their own unique prerequisites in a dance-based work that explores what is human, presence and authenticity.
The work reflects the radical transformation of society, especially in the service industry, industry and healthcare, where robots take over people’s jobs, but also to a great extent cooperate with people. In The most human, a robot replaces a human dancer and collaborates with another. The robot is humanoid, intelligent and autonomous and influences the work process and finished results.
The work builds on Robin’s earlier project Simulations, where virtual bodies from video games were simulated on stage by human dancers, aiming to highlight the human.
Concept, choreography: Robin Jonsson. Dancers: Ludvig Daae and Alex. Producer: Sara Bergsmark. Costume: Tove Berglund. Composer: Siri Jennefelt (and Lou Reed). Light design: Johan Sundén. Monologue: Malin Axelsson. Technology: Björn Kuajara. Artistic ballboard: Emma Kim Hagdahl. Robot developer: Fredrik Löfgren.