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Music | Film | Live Filmmaking | Puppetry | Theater

Nufonia Must Fall

 
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US Premiere
 
Sep 17—Sep 20, 2015
 
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Kid Koala
The Afiara Quartet
Directed by K.K. Barrett

“This delightful show delivers.”
—The Guardian (UK)

A tone-deaf robot, fearful of his growing obsolescence, tries to woo an office worker with his love songs in prolific producer and turntablist Kid Koala’s (Gorillaz, Deltron 3030) bold adaptation of his tender, and entirely wordless, 2003 graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall. Collaborating with Oscar-nominated production designer K.K. Barrett (Her, Lost in Translation, Being John Malkovich), Kid Koala enlists a team of puppeteers to stage the circuit-bent amoré as camera crews edit the footage in real time, resulting in a live silent film. Kid Koala provides the mesmerizing original score, performed by the polymath himself on turntables and keyboards alongside the strings of the Afiara Quartet.

Created by Eric San (Kid Koala)
Set design by Benjamin Gerlis
Puppet design by Clea Minaker, Patrick Martel, Félix Boisvert, and Karina Bleau
Director of Photography AJ Korkidakis
Music by Kid Koala
Musical direction and string arrangements by Vid Cousins

Co-commissioned by BAM, Luminato Festival, Adelaide Festival, Banff Centre, Internationales Sommerfestival Hamburg, Roundhouse UK, and Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen

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Kid Koala Book Signing 
 

Kid Koala will sign copies of Nufonia Must Fall and his records in the BAM Harvey Theater lobby following Sunday’s matinee performance. Merchandise will be available for sale at the Greenlight Bookstore at BAM kiosk.

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The Creators Project on “Nufonia Must Fall”
 
 
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“Nufonia Must Fall”: A Making of the Stage Production
 
 
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