Dancer and choreographer Yoko Higashino of the Kyoto-based performance group ANTIBODIES Collective teams up with the contemporary music composer Toshio Kajiwara for this first collaboration with Sew Flunk Fury Wit, the acclaimed Danish neo-puppetry company, “CORPO SURREAL” will be held at SPIRAL Hall Tokyo, ROHM Theatre Kyoto and in Danmark include the Royal Copenhagen Opera House.
On a stage reverberating with the low sounds of an opera singer’s voice, Higashino’s dance and life-sized puppets with vacuous eyes entwine. This is a hyper-surreal musical work that plays with the expansion and transformation of grotesque and comical bodies. The music is by Toshio Kajiwara and Mexican composer Murcof (aka Fernando). The tapestry of the story is woven by the crystal voice of Icelandic opera singer Ísabella Leifsdótti.
Corpo Surreal is an ecstatic tribute to the courageous attempt of the corposurreal transformation. An enigmatic, innovative and intensely mesmerizing, musicdramatic experience that releases the eyes and imagination of both creator and audience.
ANTIBODIES Collective × Sew Flunk Fury Wit “CORPO SURREAL”
Tokyo: February 23rd and 24th, 2020 (SPIRAL Hall)
Kyoto: February 28th and 29th, 2020 (ROHM Theatre Kyoto)
Concept, Performer, Puppets: Svend E. Kristensen (Denmark)
Choreography, Dance: Yoko Higashino (Japan)
Singer: Ísabella Leifsdótti (Iceland)
Directed by Jesper Pedersen (Denmark)
Music: Murcof (aka Fernando) (Mexico), Toshio Kajiwara (Japan)
Admissions: 3,800 yen for Tokyo, 3,500 yen for Kyoto
Presented by ANTIBODIES collective, Sew Flunk Fury Wit
Planned and produced by Junko Hanamitsu（NPO KAIBUNSHA）