Upcoming Events: Oct. 5, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015

Huang Yi and Kuka Fall 2015 Artist-in-Residence

Thursday, October 8, 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Loeb Playhouse

Developing art form requires mastery of a medium, and for dance, the medium is the entire range of possible motion that a human can produce. For Huang Yi, the innovative rising-star choreographer from Taiwan, mastering human motion is still only half of the challenge. Born from his childhood desire for a robot companion, Huang has created a pioneering partnership of humans and robots in dance. To do this, he also had to master the computer-programming vocabulary of the robot dancer, KUKA, which happens to be a massive, articulated arm-style robot frequently found in modern assembly-line duty. With Huang's coding skills and his artistic eye, however, the typically routinized KUKA workhorse springs into a comprehensive range of motion and assumes a personality which becomes as curious as the mind that programmed it. Using razor-sharp precision and stunning artistry, Huang Yi and KUKA is a poignant, playful, and poetic pas de deux of man and machine that combines modern dance, multimedia, and mechanical engineering. Named by Dancemagazine as one of its 25 to Watch, Huang has earned international accolades across Europe, Asia, and North America. Now, in a weeklong intensive and interdisciplinary residency which Huang will work with students, the larger questions of how humans envision their future with machines will stimulate an expansive discussion about the future of life, work, and play. With the aware winning Huang Yi and KUKA as the culminating performance, limbs of muscle and metal unite in a beautiful balletic fusioon of continuous movement-forging a form of dance that flows with the fluidity of data. DID YOU KNOW? Huang Yi programs KuKA's choreography himself, and it requires 10 hours of work to produce just one minute of the robot's movement. PRE-SHOW/6:30/STEW 206 A panel of Purdue faculty in robotics, engineering, and time-based arts will discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities of human-machinie interaction. POST-SHOW Join the choreographer and artists for a discussion immediately following the performance in Loeb Playhouse. PURDUE FACULTY If you wish to engage your students in the residency week activities (Oct. 4-9) and/or public performance, contact Laura Clavio at 494-9712 or lzclavio@purdue.edu.

Boilermaker Bridge Walk

Friday, October 9, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge between West Lafayette and Lafayette

Members of the Purdue football team join Purdue Pete, the spirit squad and community leaders to greet their fellow citizens and hand out promotional items.

Football vs. Minnesota (Kids Club Day)

Saturday, October 10

Ross-Ade Stadium

Cheer on and support the Boilermakers as they take on the Golden Gophers.

Boilermaker Crossing

Saturday, October 10

Sally & Bob Weist Plaza between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium

Fans, especially families, looking for fun before home games will want to check out the popular Boilermaker Crossing. Meet-the-team events, inflatable games and interactive opportunities highlight the list of activities.

211° Session (pep rally)

Saturday, October 10

Mackey Arena

Join the football team and the "All-American" Marching Band two hours and 11 minutes prior to kickoff to get ready for the game. Players and coaches will speak, and the band will perform a concert.

Women's Volleyball vs. Indiana

Saturday, October 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holloway Gymnasium

Women's Soccer vs. Rutgers

Sunday, October 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Boilermaker Soccer Complex

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