Friday,March 3, 202311 a.m.
Friday,March 3, 20231:30 p.m.
Friday,March 3, 20233 p.m.
Saturday,March 4, 202311 a.m.
Saturday,March 4, 20231:30 p.m.
Saturday,March 4, 20233 p.m.


4001 Berri Street
Montréal (Québec) H2L 4H2
Phone : 514-844-3250
Sherbrooke metro (500 m)

All audiences, 7 years +


🎟️Tickets for Friday, March 3, 2023, 11:00 a.m.

🎟️Tickets for Friday, March 3, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – In English

🎟️Tickets for Friday, March 3, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

🎟️Tickets for Saturday, March 4, 2023, 11:00 a.m.

🎟️Tickets for Saturday, March 4, 2023, 1:30 p.m.– SOLD OUT

🎟️Tickets for Saturday, March 4, 2023, 3:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT

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Performances in French and in English

Simple Machines will have you sitting at a large table with the choreographer, Ugo Dehaes. To survive as an artist in a world running on profit and efficiency, he felt obliged to let his dancers go and replace them with robots, which work for free. During the performance, you will see how his robots came to be, from slimy cocoons to gleaming machines. Witness the know-how required to give them enough artificial intelligence to create and produce their own show!

Simple Machines marks the beginning of an era in which robotic objects will be competing for your attention and trying to experience emotions that were once the reserve of living dancers. Welcome to your future!

Running time: 45 minutes
Technique: robotic puppets







Ugo Dehaes, who has created performances for both adults and young audiences, founded his dance company, kwaad bloed, in 2000. His shows are inspired by the strange qualities of the human body and a certain fascination with science, and have been performed across Europe. In 2018, Ugo Dehaes decided to turn his attention to the “choreography of things,” and began working with homemade robots. This has led to several installations and performances at science, dance and puppetry festivals.  



Story, stage direction, performance, puppets and lighting: Ugo Dehaes 
Scenography and music: Wannes Deneer
Dramatic composition: Marie Peeters
Silicon: with the help of Rebecca Flores 

For their collaboration and support, kwaad bloed would like to thank Tuning People, C-takt, STORMOPKOMST, De Factorij, Zaventem, Pol Eggermont, AI Experience Center VUB, Hans De Cank, Caroline Pauwels, Gertjan Biasino, Roeland Luyten and VGC.

La présentation de Simple Machines s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet Coopération Québec-
Flandre, soutenu par le ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec et le département de la Jeunesse, de la Culture et des Médias de Flandre.