Kaori Ito - Residence for her creation "Robot, l’amour éternel”

Kaori Ito - Residence for her creation "Robot, l’amour éternel”

Robot, l’amour éternel 

A performance by Kaori Ito

Production : Compagnie Himé

Residence at Flux Laboratory for her creation Robot, l’amour éternel (23.05 – 31.05 2016), performance at Flux Laboratory on 31.05.2016 at 7 p.m., creation planned in October 2017

In Japan, robots are progressively working in retirement homes, at hotel receptions or even for people lacking affection and love. Some merely live with robots lovers. And they are happy with them. 
Through this new creation, I wish to invert the relations and will interrogate the way one can perform a robot as a human or dancer. How can one perform a non-emotional being imitating human emotions?
Different rehearsals will take place in Marseille, Geneva, Toulouse etc, leading to the final creation planned in October 2017.

After her creation Je danse parce que je me méfie des mots presented in November 2015 at l’ADC, Kaori Ito is back in Geneva for a residence for her new project entitled Robot, l’amour éternel. Laureate of the réseau des spectateurs de danse DanceAujourd’hui award, her creation is supported by patrons of the dance and the BNP Paribas foundation. An international artist, she has worked with choreographers such as Angelin Preljocaj, Alain Platel, Philippe Decouflé, James Thierrée as well as the producers Denis Podalydès and Guy Cassiers. In 2015, she was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and received the award of the Nouveau talent chorégraphie by the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD).

Documentary by 3foisc agency (Interview by Catherine Zavodska, Danseaujourdhui.fr)