The Tiller Girls
V2_ presented the return of the historic "Tiller Girls" to the Netherlands. The dancing robots gave a series of thrilling performances during the festival De Wereld van Witte de With.
Don't miss it – the Tiller Girls are back! This famous dance troupe caused an international sensation at the beginning of the 20th century with its spectacular, daring chorus line dance. The dance has a hypnotic effect on viewers thanks to its extremely tight choreography, in which a line of sexy legs rises endlessly up, up, up into the air.
A century after the original Tiller Girls conquered the world, V2_ presented artist Louis-Philippe Demers’ performance inspired by this unique piece of dance history during De Wereld van Witte de With. In Demers’ sparkling show, the Tiller Girls were replaced by a dozen robots who performed the chorus line dance.
Louis-Philippe Demers makes large-scale robotic environments and interactive media artworks. He was Professor at the HfG/ZKM and currently is at the Interaction and Entertainment Research Centre at the NTU (Singapore).
Philip Schulze is a media artist, composer and improviser. Schulze develops site-specific visual and auditory experiences and collaborative action spaces. He is responsible for Real-Time Audio Design.
Armin Purkrabek is a stage designer, researcher and media artist. Purkrabek develops futuristic scenographies thru digital/analogue art experiments. He is responsible for Real-Time Video/Lights Design.
Demers switching on his "Girls".
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