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Origami Soundscapes / The Crane (London - UK)

Start Date: 24 August 2019
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Country: United Kingdom
Posted By: Joe

Categories: Performance Art Culture Other

Where is it?

Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street

E8 3DL
United Kingdom

Music and Libretto (English and Japanese) by Verity Lane

Origami and music. A multi-media opera installation. Verity Lane's two-part project draws on her 10 years' experience of living in Japan, exploring classical Japanese traditions with a uniquely avant-garde twist.

A brand-new performance project with music, stories and concept by Verity Lane, Origami Soundscapes: Flower, Bird, Wind & Moon explores ancient symbolism and Japanese birdsong, featuring a large-scale origami performance by Coco Sato, percussion, shakuhachi and storytelling.

The Crane reimagines a Japanese folk story about a magical crane that takes human form, set around Hokkaido's Otowa Bridge. This mystical opera installation explores traditional Japanese aesthetics through a blend of Noh theatre conventions, traditional and contemporary dance, avant-garde music and animation.

Sung in English and Japanese without surtitles.