As part of Channel 4’s Rise of the Robots season, internationally-acclaimed dancer and choreographer Akram Khan has spent his career researching the big stories of our time and distilling them into dance.
In unique Channel 4 project Can We Live With Robots?, airing on Saturday 2 December at 7.00pm on Channel 4, he explores the impact robots and AI are having on human relationships, right now.
Travelling from the UK to Japan and the USA, meeting the scientists harnessing artificial intelligence, and the cutting-edge robots set to infiltrate our futures, Akram challenges his fears and scepticism before devising an exhilarating new piece of dance in response. Akram’s new work with dancer Ching-Ying Chien portrays the connections and the emotional tensions in human-robot relationships.
Executive Producers: Neil Crombie, Joe Evans
Director: Hannah Berryman
Production Company: Swan Films