National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan
March 16, 2018. 7:30pm
Taiwan International Festival of Arts
Nufonia Must Fallis a live adaptation of Kid Koala’s graphic novel. It is a heart-warming sci-fi story about a headphones-sporting robot without the function of playing music on the verge of obsolescence falling in love with a human girl and wanting to create a song for her.
This multi-disciplinary concert involves an amazing team of 15 members, including puppeteers, technicians and musicians, who bring the characters to life. Kid Koala, accompanied by the Afiara Quartet, performs his original score on piano and turntable. With 40 puppets, 20 miniature sets, and cameras, the production recreates each scene from the book and portrays the ultimate perfect quality of puppets. Under the direction of production designer KK Barrett, who was nominated for the Academy Award for HER, the performance is cinematically lit, filmed, and projected on a large screen.
All of the elements come together in real time. A combination of theater, cinema, and concert – audiences can have a brand-new experience in watching a concert as if experiencing the making of a movie.