Salto Robotale is a modern homage to the „traditional circus world and circus family“. It presents an aesthetic that plays very much with the free forms and improvisational content of street theatre and is inspired by Nouveau Cirque. Salto Robotale tells the story of a family circus on its way to the modern age. A new, sensational attraction is to be presented: An industrial robot. This new wild machine monster must now be tamed, trained and made into a sensational new act.
For 30 years UliK has been building unusual machines and performing with them all over the world. In 2007, he was able to fulfill his dream: Yaskawa, a Japanese robot manufacturer with a branch near Munich, lent him a robot for a first project in Luxembourg. Already during these first attempts he recognized the potential in the interaction between artist and robot. The robot comes alive and opens up endless possibilities. With the robot’s six axes, incredible movements can be performed.
A new circus discipline was created! At the 39th World Circus Festival in Paris 2018, UliK Robotic won the Cirque du Soleil Innovation Award. Bernhard Paul from Circus Roncalli immediately understood that the creation of UliK Robotic – RoboPole was a redefinition of a classic circus act and signed a contract with him. Since 2019, the act RoboPole is a part of the Roncalli Circus Theater. For Cirque du Soleil, he created a number for the Messi10 show. The premiere was on 2020 in Barcelona.
„Salto Robotale“ wurde gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien