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Origami Soundscapes/The Crane
Information for Origami Soundscapes/The Crane at Arcola, Inner London (Opera or Operetta). 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. Part of Grimeborn 2019
Performers Kiku Day (shakuhachi), Beibei Wang (percussion), Hester Dart (The Old Couple), Joana Fragata (chorus), Tomoko Komura (The Old Couple/Narrator), Ellie Popham (chorus), Rekkha Ray (chorus), Coco Sato (Origami), Holly Slater (chorus), Yirei Yazawa (The Crane).
Presented by Verity Lane. Director Verity Lane. Lighting Nao Nagai. Choreographer Stephanie Daw. Choreographer Mirei Yazawa. Other Rowan O'Brien (animation).

Origami Soundscapes/The Crane


Friday, 23rd August 2019 to Saturday, 24th August 2019.
20:00. Aug 24 Mat 15:00
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24 Ashwin Street
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E8 3DL

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Origami Soundscapes/The Crane at Arcola, Inner LondonQTix Codes:
Listing: L01177609275
Production: T02103125125
Event: S01801789534
Venue: V1422226940
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