Kid Koala’s Nufonia Must Fall
Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater
Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala presents a magical, multi-disciplinary adaptation of his graphic novel, Nufonia Must Fall.
The story centers around a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence who is infatuated with a winsome office drone. Directed by K. K. Barrett, recently Oscar-nominated for Spike Jonze’s Her, this live adaptation of the graphic novel unfolds via the real-time filming of more than a dozen intricately-crafted miniature stage settings, in which a cast of puppets interact.
Kid Koala and the dynamic Afiara Quartet provide live scoring on piano, strings, and turntables, musically tugging on heartstrings and moving the story forward. The pairing of a uniquely designed production with a heartwarming film noir love story makes Kid Koala’s Nufonia Must Fall an unforgettable performance experience.
"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 ... Nufonia Must Fall Live was a major triumph for these artists, but also proof that they’ll be evolving art forms and blowing minds for years to come."
A Nufonia Must Fall Master Class will be held on Thursday, April 7, from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, on the campus of Oklahoma City Community College. Please join us for an interesting presentation and discussion!
Following are the suggested ‘talking points’ that have been shared with the Nufonia crew who will be conducting the program:
- Working with puppets and miniatures, including how camera work and lighting is different from standard filmmaking
- Thought and design of the set pieces
- The process from concept to final product
- How to make music a career
- How to take an unusual calling ('turntableist') and make it work
- The importance of web visibility to the modern artist
- Creative writing in the Theater and Film world
- How did the cast and crew get to work on the show, and their backgrounds
Please contact Chuck Riley, Coordinator of Cultural Programs Events and Educational Activities, at 405-682-7576 if you have any questions.