Arts & Culture

Huang Yi & Kuka

  • Friday, Oct 18th, 2024 to Saturday, Oct 19th, 2024

Caltechlive presents Opening Doors, a themed series of dance, music, and theater events on campus that showcase artists whose work engages with both the history of science and cutting-edge scientific research.

Following selected opening doors events, a moderated discussion will engage artists, Caltech scientists, and audience members in conversation around the topics explored in the performances, such as artificial intelligence, ethics in research, and climate change.

Huang Yi & Kuka weaves together the art of modern dance and the science of mechanical engineering in a series of stunning vignettes between live dancers from the Huang Yi Studio and Kuka, a robot conceptualized and programmed by Huang Yi, an acclaimed Taiwanese choreographer, dancer, and inventor. A seamless synthesis of human movement and innovation, Huang Yi & Kuka is a groundbreaking work that celebrates the future of humanity and technology and has captivated global audiences. It aims to spark conversations about the capacity of computers to exhibit true creativity in a world where advances in autonomous robotics—including at Caltech—are moving at a rapid pace.

The Huang Yi & Kuka performances are made possible by the generous support of the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan.
Concept, Choreography and Lighting Design by Huang Yi
Movement by Huang Yi and Hu Chien
Costume by Hu Chien

Event Schedule

October 18, 2024, 8 PM

October 19, 2024, 8 PM


Premium, $60

General, $40

Students with ID, $10

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      • Caltech's Beckman Auditorium
      • 332 S Michigan Ave
        Pasadena, CA 91106

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      • Admission: $60 premium; $40 general; $10 students (with student ID)
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