Unseen Robot Films Ballet Dancers At Close Range

“Francesca da Rimini”

Francesca da Rimini, choreographed by Yuri Possokhov, is an experimental short film exploring the interplay of a robot wielding a camera with two dancers, Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada.

One interesting aspect of this project, directed by Tarik Abdel-Gawad, is that the robot is never seen yet is a key agent.

You can find out more in this interview with Abdel-Gawad and in the below behind the scenes featurette.

“Ballet Meets Robotics”

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.