The People Movers x The RAD Lab
September 7, 2019
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
Advertisements often feature smiling, retouched women at the forefront. Often, we say that such women are “cute”. This is a repeated pattern, or motif, in society; what is its purpose and what are its effects? Why do we often say that toy-like robots are cute while industrial robots are scary? Do technologies that are cute signal that they are non-threatening? In response to these questions, the People Movers, a dance company, and the Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab, a research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, present "Babyface", premiering at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in the Dance NOW Festival Sept. 7 at 7pm.
Submitted by Amy Laviers ‘09