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Robot! A Show by Blanca Li

Choreographer Blanca Li worked with Japanese architects to design musical robots for her dancers to interact with on stage. The piece asks broad questions about our digital identities and the porous border between humanity and technology.

AIRED: March 03, 2021 | 1:23:30
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Let's go, go, go!

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Put your hands up!

Down. Up!

Down! Up!

Down! Up!

Down! Up! Down! Up!

Down! Down! Down! Down!

Action your legs.

Go, go, go!

Ooh! [ Speaks native language ]

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Lie down.

Stand up.

Lie down.

Up! Down!

Up! Down!

Up! Down! Up! Down! Up! Down! Up!

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Whoo-hoo!

Hadouken!

Yes! Hadouken!

Hadouken!

Fight!

Fight! Fight! Fight!

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Waah!

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Mm.

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Yoo-hoo!

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Wow!

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Ohh!

Very nice. Nice to meet you.

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Oh!

Ah, yes! Up and down.

No. Up and down.

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