Rite of Spring

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Foton Våroffer: Andreas Lundberg samt Håkan Larsson / Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

Rite of Spring

In September 2018, Spring Sacrifice , a performance where the dancer and choreographer Fredrik "Benke" Rydman dances with an industrial robot, premiered at Kulturhuset in Stockholm.

Act 1 in the performance is a collaboration between ABB and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Stockholm . The task of programming the dancing robot, ABB's IRB 6620 (a 900 kg industrial robot with a load capacity of 150 kg), was performed by Robotdalen. More than 8600 lines of program code were produced, which includes 3432 robot movements.

In addition to robot programming, Robotdalen's assignment also consisted of VR visualization and tool production, where nine different tools were produced that the robot uses during the performance.

The film below shows how the production went and what it looked like behind the scenes - from the first meeting at Robotdalen and rehearsal room exercises in an industrial premises in Västerås to the premiere on Kulturhuset's big stage in Stockholm.


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Erik Hellström

Project Manager Industry
Phone 070-349 14 53