The performance adventures and novelty acts of Bob Moyler and friends
Drone Dance (2016)
Location: Buzzcut, The Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland
Performance: The Robot and Bob (The iRobot Roomba 533, the iRobot Roomba 530, Bob Moyler, Susan Robertson, Andrew Scade), Buzzcut folk
Costume: Bob Moyler
Music: Eric Foxley
Image: Julia Bauer
Drone Dance is a repurposed robot vacuum cleaner teaching a dance class. Participants must follow the code to complete the program. Humanoid and non-humanoid performers work together to bring you this unique performance.
In order for the robot to find its own unique dance for the performance, it was necessary to break its routine and challenge its algorithm. The vacuum parts of the robot had been removed, in a sense liberating it from its forced toil (although arguably only to introduce a new regime). Its speakers were detached and bells added to allow the robot to move and make sounds apart from its usual programming.
Drone Dance (2015)
Location: James Arnott Theatre, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Performance: The Robot and Bob (The iRobot 533, Bob Moyler, Susan Robertson, Andrew Scade), UoG folk
Technician: Tony Sweeton
Image: Bob Moyler
Supported by the Alasdair Cameron Scholarship, University of Glasgow