Esplanade Presents | Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 华艺节


Huang Yi & KUKA

Huang Yi Studio + (Taiwan)

12 & 13 Feb 2016
Fri & Sat
Fri: 8pm
Sat: 2.30pm & 8pm
12 & 13 Feb 2016 : 8pm
13 Feb 2016 : 2.30pm
Programme Booklet | 1.86 mb
1hr 10mins (no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre Studio
There will be a post-performance talk on 12 and 13 Feb (after the matinee performance).
Advisory: Lasers and strobe lights will be used in this performance.
Latecomers will not be admitted.
This event is over


Concessions for students, NSFs and senior citizens: $20


White card: 10% savings
Black card: 15% savings

Huayi Special

Get a complimentary Esplanade&Me White Card when you spend $488 or more in a single transaction on Huayi 2016 performances!

Limited offer. Applicable across all Huayi 2016 programmes except workshops and masterclasses. Terms & conditions apply.

Tote Board Arts Grant

All Secondary Schools (Upper Sec), Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.

For more details, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email:

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“Huang Yi has managed to blur the boundaries between magic and technology, human and non-human.” Taipei Times
“Huang is an enfant terrible who reveals his unlimited potential in the interweaving of image and dance.” Lin Hwai-min, Founder and Artistic Director, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Taiwan

As a child, Huang Yi longed for a robot companion. As an adult, he created a robot to dance with.

Acclaimed Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Huang Yi and his robot companion KUKA present an experience of razor sharp precision and stunning artistry.

Humanity is revealed in a series of vignettes between live dancers and KUKA, a robot conceptualised and meticulously programmed by Huang. Harmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering, HUANG YI & KUKA is a poetic work that flawlessly intertwines modern dance and visual arts with the realm of robotics.

Read our interview with Huang Yi about KUKA and find out how they work together >

huayi, 华艺

Things To Note

General Advisory

For information about late seating, house rules, photography and more, please refer to our general advisory.