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.