Origami Soundscapes x The Crane

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About this event:

Created by Naila Scargill

Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Origami and music. A multimedia opera installation. A new two-part project from Verity Lane draws on her 10 years of experience of living in Japan, to explore classical Japanese traditions with a uniquely avant-garde twist.

The event will include two separate projects, both written by Verity Lane and including a mix of Japanese and UK-based musicians. The first, Origami Soundscapes: Flower, Bird, Wind & Moon, explores traditional Japanese arts with a contemporary twist, including a combination of stories and music scored for percussion and shakuhachi that examine the ancient Japanese paradigm of flower, bird, wind and moon, as well as a large-scale origami performance by award-winning artist Coco Sato.

The second work, The Crane, reimagines the traditional Japanese story, a narrative that tells the story of a 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 and Western opera, traditional and contemporary dance, avant-garde music and animation.

Origami Soundscapes x The Crane is supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and has been recognised as an official event of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019 – 2020. It will take place at Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Opera Festival

For further information, visit Arcola Theatre here.

Naila Scargill
About Naila Scargill 237 Articles
Naila Scargill is the publisher and editor of horror journal Exquisite Terror. Holding a broad editorial background, she has worked with an eclectic variety of content, ranging from film and the counterculture, to political news and finance.

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