Kruimeldief (dust buster) is a short narrative choreography about a man who, after losing his wife, thinks to have found true love with a robot. This proves to be an illusion; the robot runs off with a vacuum cleaner. In this piece, animation (the dust buster), mechanics (the robot), and reality (the dancer) follow each other. Kruimeldiefis a work in progress, especially for young audiences.
Kruimeldief performed by Yutaka Nakata at Ballet Theatre Munchen in 2007. Animation/Choreography David Middendorp Robot design David Middendorp / Menno van der Meer. Music Alfreda Marcucci, Taquito Militar, Sam Brown, Stop