About this event:
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.