Robocygne | Swan Lake

Musica Vitae and robot bird dance

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is associated with graceful movements, powerful precision and high drama. A bird made of metal and mechanics can interpret all this if one is to believe the choreographer Åsa Unander-Scharin. The swan, Robocygne, is controlled by 19 motors and was designed by the choreographer in collaboration with Lars Asplund, a professor in robotics at Mälardalen University. In our concert, the robot is present in a film in which it dances to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music about the white and black swan.