23:00, Wed 17th – Sat 20th February 2010 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 5
Three Tales is a very different sort of performance. Combining a contemporary operatic score with a strong visual component, Three Tales is a response to nearly one hundred years of modern technology, concerning the explosion of the Hindenburg Zeppelin, nuclear testings on Bikini Atoll, and the cloning of Dolly the sheep (drawing connections between genetic engineering, artificial intelligence and Darwinism). The different stories are told from various perspectives, with speech culled from interviews with eyewitnesses, audiovisual documentary material of both the Hindenburg and Bikini tragedies, and experts in computer science (e.g. Marvin Minsky and Kevin Warwick), artificial intelligence (Rodney Brooks), Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, and genetic engineering (Richard Dawkins).