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Wed, Jun 23


Jamie Hurd Amphitheater

Sapient_2.021 Film Premiere

Sapient 2.021 is an experimental dance and visual art collaboration featuring Manibus that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Czech play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek which introduced the word “robot” to the English language.

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Sapient_2.021 Film Premiere
Sapient_2.021 Film Premiere

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2021, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Jamie Hurd Amphitheater, 4100 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA

About the Event


Sapient 2.021 is an experimental short film exploring what it means to be human in a tech-saturated world. This work is part collaborative documentary and part screen dance. It draws inspiration from science fiction combining Tate’s motion-controlled painting robot with dance and visual art to examine ideas surrounding labor, control, empathy, and human rights in the wake of 2020. The work commemorates the 100th anniversary of the word “robot” introduced to the English language through the play R.U.R (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek. This project is supported by the Iowa Arts Council a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Sapient_2.021 website 

This family-friendly premiere is brought to you for free in partnership with the City of West Des Moines. Come celebrate Art Week during this outdoor socially distanced event. Masks are highly encouraged. Pod spacing circles will be marked on the lawn. Bring your own chairs and/or blankets.  


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