DLECTRICITY™ was scheduled for September 22 & 23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit and showcased 36 artists from Detroit and around the world from the DIA to MOCAD. Please check back often as we continue to share photos and video from the festival.
LOCATION: The Detroit Institute of Arts outside of the Detroit Film Theater
The Shadows of Slendrotron (The Monkey God’s Great Leap) is a robotic theatre production inspired by the aesthetic of traditional Javanese shadow puppetry and gamelan orchestra. The libretto is adapted from the Hindu epic the Ramayana and centers on the adventures of the demi-god Hanuman, who aids Prince Rama in locating his wife, who was kidnapped by Ravana, a demon king. The production is a complex combination of automation, puppeteering and music, with robots acting out a pantomime of the story spun by a narrator, all accompanied by orchestration played by a electro-mechanical gong and drum orchestra.
Three 30-minute performances will run each evening during DLECTRICITY. Performance times: 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m.
The Shadows of Slendrotron (The Monkey God’s Great Leap) is supported by:
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