Like magic, flying lights travel in a circle around a single illuminated person.
The scene is instead both quintessentially modern and profoundly human: The individual is playing with a swarm of light-up robots.
Here’s the most recent teaser from choreographer Nina Kov’s your project:
Our current show draws from the ancient mythological past of Hungarian shamanic traditions, revisiting the eternal story of human and animal connection, through the light of modern technology. The main character is the precursor of a new era, one in which humanity tames technology and works with these new companions in harmony.But the road to progress is paved with fear. Will humanity be able to conquer its fear and find a way to work in harmony with technology?
Earlier videos from the project revealed the humans working to get the dancer and drones work harmoniously together for the show.
Like a flock of slow moving birds the drones react and follow to the human dancer in their own midst. The hand of on Kov is a device that communicates with all the robots and the robots. The robots communication with each other about how best to do so while following rules that preserve both configuration and safe space, then follow it, read commands from the handheld device.
More human dancers could be featured in future performances. No word yet on whether multiple swarms of drones could work collectively in a performance, but I’m holding out hope.