Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A ballet about automata - Coppélia

At the weekend I went to see The Royal New Zealand Ballet perform Coppélia. What can that possibly have to do with a blog about computing? Well, the story of Coppélia involves a love-struck young couple who find themselves in the house of a Dr. Coppélius, who makes automata. The young couple fool him into believing that his greatest creation, a beautiful female automata called Coppélia, has come to life. So this is a ballet from 1870 about an AI. The music was lovely, the sets beautiful and the dancing amazing. Highly recommended. You can read reviews of the show here.