Fashion, dance and opera combine in a sci-fi spectacle.
A posthuman fantasia about cartography, cyberpunk and the A.I. singularity featuring high fashion, contemporary dance and musical virtuosity - from the team that created the “spellbinding” (Boulezian) award-nominated WEAR.
Goldsmiths composer Alastair White says, “Virtual Reality has existed since the dawn of time. Books, theatres - even the clothes we wear - are examples of machines which transform and augment our perception of the world. ROBE uses the intersections between dance, fashion and opera to explore how the implications of mind- bending future technologies such as A.I. and cyberspace may have their origin in ancient, forgotten pasts.”
Part elegy for a vanished past, part manifesto for accelerationism into a heady, transhuman future, ROBE dramatises the relationship between virtual reality, official history and raw, personal experience.
ROBE is produced by UU Studios, the production company set up by Alastair White and Gemma A. Williams to explore interdisciplinary possibilities in opera and fashion.
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