Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes
  • Ugo Dehaes · Belgique

Simple Machines

Past event
© Arne Lievens
  • Friday 22 September, 15:00-16:00, Mantova
  • Friday 22 September, 21:00-22:00, Mantova
  • Saturday 23 September, 10:00-11:00, Mantova
  • Saturday 23 September, 15:00-16:00, Mantova
  • Saturday 23 September, 18:00-19:00, Mantova
  • Sunday 24 September, 09:30-10:30, Mantova
  • Sunday 24 September, 12:00-13:00, Mantova
  • Sunday 24 September, 15:00-16:00, Mantova


From 7 years old


  • Objects theatre

Since economic logic rules the world, since profit comes before quality, since machines replace human beings who have become too expensive, since artists are asked to create for less and less. Ugo Dehaes has decided to lay off his dancers and to replace them with robots in a strange ballet of animated objects.

Performance: Ugo Dehaes
Set design and composition: Wannes Deneer
Dramaturgy: Marie Peeters
Silicone: in collaboration with Rebecca Flores
Construction table: Kristof Morel

Production: Kwaad bloed / Tuning People
Coproduction: C-TAKT
Collaboration: with Stormopkomst
Distribution: Vincent Company
Support: Vlaamse overheid / VGC
Acknowledgements: AI Experience Center VUB / Caroline Pauwels / De Factorij / Gertjan Biasino / Hans De Cank / Pol Eggermont / Roeland Luyten / Kwaad bloed is supported by VGC