Event Devolution
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Venue Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event 2006 Adelaide Festival
First Date 1 March 2006
Opening Date 3 March 2006
Last Date 7 March 2006
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description devolution is among the world's first major collaborations between dancers and robots and is the culmination of an idea Stewart had when he saw Demer's robotics in Europe.

In Devolution Garry Stewart collaborated with Canadian roboticist Louis-Philippe Demers, UK video artist Gina Czarnecki and
London based costume designer Georg Meyer-Wiel to create a startling and unique world. Situating humans in communion with
30 robotic machines and prosthetics, Devolution explores the relationship between robotic and human performers within an
artificial ecosystem. Imbued with ritualised process Devolution explores mutualism, territoriality, parasitism, predation, symbiosis
and senescence to suggest that in the midst of technology we remain subject to the instincts of the flesh.
Primary Genre Dance
Name Function Notes
Carol Wellman-Kelly Assistant Director
Garry Stewart Choreographer
Tony Clark Cinematographer
Darrin Verhagen Composer
Yume Terai Costume Assistant
Angela Winters Costume Co-ordinator
George Meyer-Wiel Costume Designer
Irene Hendrie Costume Maker
Mary Partis Costume Maker
Shannon Anderson Dancer
Daryl Brandwood Dancer
Danny Golding Dancer
Daniel Jaber Dancer
Paea Leach Dancer
Glen McCurley Dancer
Larissa McGowan Dancer
Tim Ohl Dancer
Xiao-Xuan Yang Dancer
Paul Zivkovich Dancer
Anne Thompson Dramaturg
Louis-Philipee Demers Lighting Designer
Chris Herzfeld Photographer
Geoff Cobham Production Manager
Karin Knott Production Manager
Louis-Philipee Demers Robotic Design
Lisa Osborn Stage Manager
Ben Shaw Technical Director
Vincent Boureau Technician
Bernhard Bredehorn Technician
Gary Green Technician
Tao Millar Technician
Leigh Milne Technician
Andrew Phillips Technician
Michael Tardrew Technician
Kai Zirz Technician
Gina Czarnecki Video Designer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Devolution at 2006 Adelaide festival programme
Web https://www.adt.org.au/current/work/
Event Identifier 70137