Petty Thief

Choreography by David Middendorp - Archive

Petty Thief

A story about finding and losing a loved one
Choreography
David Middendorp
Dancer
Yutaka Nakata
Music
Alfreda Marcucci, Taquito Militar, Sam Brown, Stop
Animation
David Middendorp
Special thanks to
Alan Brooks, Masahiro Yanagimoto, Philip Taylor

Petty Thief (Kruimeldief) 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) form an interesting interplay. Kruimeldief is a true work in progress, and is made especially for young audiences.

Kruimeldief was performed by Yutaka Nakata at Ballet Theatre München in 2007.

"To his dismay, however, the robot runs off with a vacuum cleaner inhabiting an animation film, and the confusion is complete when the protagonists of his love triangle find themselves constantly jumping into and out of the animation, and into and out of reality. It was just precious to watch!’"

Dance Europe
De Kruimeldief
Credits

Choreography / Animation David Middendorp Robot design David Middendorp, Menno van der Meer Music Alfreda Marcucci, Taquito Militar, Sam Brown, Stop

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