DJ Kid Koala & Afiara String Quartet. Directed by K.K. Barrett | UAE Premiere
KID KOALA’S NUFONIA MUST FALL
theater, music, film, family
When / Thursday, May 11, 2017, 8pm and Friday, May 12, 2017, 4pm
Where / Red Theater
Puppets, turntables, and a string quartet magically create live cinema about robots in love.
Globetrotting, Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala presents a magical, multi-disciplinary, and theatrical adaptation of his graphic novel and soundtrack Nufonia Must Fall. Nufonia Must Fall’s charming story centers around a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence, who through the course of the story falls in love.
Directed by K.K. Barrett, Oscar-nominated for Her (Spike Jonze), this live adaptation unfolds via real-time filming of more than a dozen miniature stages and a cast of puppets, while Kid Koala and the dynamic Afiara Quartet provide original live scoring on piano, strings and turntables (composed by Kid Koala.) The result of which is that the audience seems to be watching an animated film, but simultaneously sees puppets being filmed (and projected) in real time.
“Emotionally stirring, then lighthearted and humorous…the heart of the production lies in watching it being created….This delightful show delivers.” – The Guardian
“Nufonia Must Fall Live was completely engrossing; a piece that was enhanced by its loose, hand-made feeling. Whether the audience opted to get lost in the music, marvel at the live puppetry or simply follow the charming, heartfelt silent film unfolding onscreen, the stage inspired awe.” — Fast Forward Weekly