And Who Is Useless Now?

Ondřej Holba

The languages used in the show are Czech and English (alternate language versions are English and French or English and German)

Recommended age: 6+ 

Theme, direction

Ondřej Holba (CZ)


Florent Golfier (FR/CZ)

Artistic cooperation

Heli Väätäinen (FIN)

Light design

Martin Hamouz (CZ)


J. S. Bach, Ferenc Liszt, Roman Zabelov


CIRQUEON – Centre for Contemporary Circus, Palác Akropolis


Šárka Maršíková


Benn Murhaaya, Vojtěch Brtnický

Supported by

Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Capital City of Prague, Circollaborative Tools, CircusNext+ - Erasmus+ program



International residence

CircoCircolo / La Central del Circ / Latitude50


45 min. 


24. 10. 2019, Palác Akropolis 

And Who Is Useless Now? is an original theater performance about a man, four robots, one slightly elitist artificial intelligence, and the transfer of responsibility to technologies.

 While Wendy the A.I. is trying to use art to win humans' acceptance as a thinking being, Florent who shares the stage with her is beginning to doubt his human mind. How much freedom and human qualities are we willing to sacrifice for comfort?

 The show is inspired by the ideas of Alan Turing, the founder of modern computer science, and Marvin Minsky, a pioneer of machine thinking. They both believed the human mind was just a very complicated machine.




Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický