TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Art will meet technology when “Huang Yi & KUKA” is performed at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico on Oct. 11 and 12.
According to the Ministry of Culture, Huang Yi Studio will perform two sessions of “Huang Yi & KUKA” at the annual music festival. Before the show, Huang Yi will host a forum to share his inspiration and insights on Oct. 10.
“Huang Yi & KUKA” has been lauded by The New York Times, CNN, and Time Magazine, according to the studio's official website. Huang explained that the work is based on his childhood experience and his longing to be a robotic “perfect child” in order to help support the family.
Regarding the production, Huang stated on his website that “'Huang Yi & KUKA' is a process of beautifying the sorrow and sadness when I grew up. It is the expression of loneliness, self-doubt, self-realization, and self-comfort." According to the choreographer, he "wanted to remind us that we are all just grown-up kids, but still kids."