Photo credits: Keith Barrett
Turntables, puppets, live cinema and a string quartet.
Globetrotting DJ Kid Koala presents a story of robots in love. Puppetry and live cinema accompanied by the Afiara Quartet and Kid Koala’s turntables create a realtime theatrical masterpiece.
Globetrotting, Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala presents a magical, multi-disciplinary, and theatrical adaptation of his graphic novel and soundtrack Nufonia Must Fall. Nufonia Must Fall’s charming story centers around a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence, who through the course of the story falls in love.
Directed by K.K. Barrett, Oscar-nominated for Her (Spike Jonze), this live adaptation unfolds via real-time filming of more than a dozen miniature stages and a cast of puppets, while Kid Koala and the dynamic Afiara Quartet provide original live scoring on piano, strings and turntables (composed by Kid Koala.) The result of which is that the audience seems to be watching an animated film, but simultaneously sees puppets being filmed (and projected) in real time.
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“Emotionally stirring, then lighthearted and humorous…the heart of the production lies in watching it being created….This delightful show delivers.” – The Guardian
“Nufonia Must Fall Live was completely engrossing; a piece that was enhanced by its loose, hand-made feeling. Whether the audience opted to get lost in the music, marvel at the live puppetry or simply follow the charming, heartfelt silent film unfolding onscreen, the stage inspired awe.” — Fast Forward Weekly
See the interview with Kid Koala
Stay for post-show events & conversations
Ticket reservations are now available.
After seeing the theatrical mastery of Nufonia must Fall, you get to become the artist. As Kid Koala provides the live soundtrack to the night you can relax on the majlis seating, take up your art supplies and let the music be the inspiration to your drawing.
Art supplies available on first come, first serve basis. Feel free bring your own supplies.
Join Eric San (Kid Koala) and Nufonia must Fall's Video Director as they take you through the process of collaboration from concept to final creation.
Learn from the puppeteers behind Kid Koala's Nufonia Must Fall.
Musicians of all levels and across all instruments are welcome join the Aifara Quartet for an insightful lesson into live scoring for live cinema.