The dusky snake charmer raises a small horn to her lips with mechanical regularity. As the serpent weaves before her, she slowly opens and closes her eyes; under her tiny gold bra her chest rises and falls. Two feet tall, made in 1902, she's one of the automatons in the National Museum of Monaco's extraordinary collection. Across the street, overlooking the Mediterranean, the Grimaldi Forum's huge tentlike glass structure houses the biennial Monaco Dance Forum. Coincidentally, many in the week's dizzying glut of events—multimedia workshops, public interviews, installations, live performances, video showcases, conferences, etc.—deal with reimagining or extending the human body, digitizing its landscapes, or... More >>>