HELLO ALL FRIENDS in EUROPE!!!
We FAIFAI will back to Berlin with “Anton, Neko, Kuri” next month!!! (December!!!)
Don’t miss it! And See you soon there ♡
Anton, Neko, Kuri in Berlin 2014
Fri Dec 5 8:00pm
Sun Dec 7 8:00pm
Plateau Gallery – 7th floor
Gottlieb-Dunkel Str. 43 /44
Bus 277/N79 Station Saalburgstraße / M46 Station Bergholzstraße / Saalburgstr / Bergholzstr
19 14, 34, 56
20 10, 24, 34, 54
19 08, 28, 48,
20 06, 17, 34, 54
from 8 to 12 €
Join the spectacle – FAIFAI´s “polyphonic theater” Anton, Neko, Kuri will have a new show in Berlin!!!
Three names, one cat: Anton, Neko, Kuri
Anton, Neko, Kuri is based on autobiographical experiences of director Chiharu Shinoda and follows Anton, a stray cat suffering from leukemia, while documenting events and conversations in its neighborhood. A simple and ordinary story at first sight, this work quickly gained popularity for its aesthetic sensitivity towards common things, as well as for its charismatic depiction of daily life in Japan.
FAIFAI´s first Polyphonic Theater
Anton, Neko, Kuri was re-mixed in collaboration with Japanese composer Taro Yasuno, to create a synthesis between faifai´s signature – pop visuals joined with graffity-like body movements – and Yasuno´s unique approach to polyphonic soundscapes. In this work, words and sentences spoken by the performers are cut up, sampled and turned into music, unleashing an audiovisual spectacle that makes new realities gain shape before our eyes.
A Tokyo-based theater company, established in 2004. Since then, they have been active in the vibrant theater scene of Japan’s capital, contributing their own unique vision to the field of contemporary performing arts.
Faifai’s performances are known for their pop aesthetics, their energetic groove, and their experimental style that tries to reach beyond the narrative boundaries of dramatic theater. They depict human relationships in today’s complex society with sarcasm and sensitivity, but never without humor. Though being a very young company, their activities have been followed by increasing awareness and popularity in Tokyo and other cities around the globe. From 2009 onwards, faifai started its international debut, touring throughout Asia , Europe and United States where their multilingual piece My Name is I LOVE YOU was also awarded the ZKB Patronage Prize at Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Switzerland.
As a major representative of Japan’s “Trash & Fresh” subculture, the group has been collaborating with international artists from various fields, inluding architecture, dance, device-art and contemporary music.
Writer & Director : Chiharu Shinoda
Music : Taro Yasuno
Cast : Pijin Neji , Rino Daidoji , Kinuyo Nogami , Koji Yamazaki
Stage design : Ayami Sasaki
Video : Shiro Amano
Costumes : Kyoko Fujitani
Flyer design : Shiro Amano
Translation : Sebastian Breu
Tour manager : Olga Irimiás / Kazuya Kato
ARTS COUNCIL TOKYO