The Contemporary Arts Center Announces KID KOALA'S NUFONIA MUST FALL Tour Stops at the CAC 4/14-15
The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce Nufonia Must Fall by Kid Koala will be presented at the CAC for a two-performance run on April 14-15, 2017at 7:30pm as part of the company's spring tour. These exciting performances will take place in the CAC's newly-renovated industrial warehouse space and will be an experience to be enjoyed by all ages.
Known primarily from his work with Gorillaz, DJ, musician, and graphic novelist Kid Koala captures the sounds of affection, loneliness, and hope in this tender love story about a tone-deaf robot, whose very human emotions surface in the midst of an existential quandary.
"This live stageshow adaptation of Kid Koala's first graphic
novel proves that watching a miniature robot puppet navigate
the perils of love can be much more emotional than you'd expect."
A bold adaptation of Kid Koala's graphic novel, Nufonia Must Fall, this performance mixes puppet theater, video, electronic instrumentation, and a string quartet as footage is edited in real time to create a live silent film. The DJ casts a spell over his audience evoking the collective experience of feeling, in which emotion is both personal and universal.
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Advance Tickets $35 General Admission | $25 CAC Members
Day of Show $40 General Admission | $30 CAC Members
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Buy at CAC Box Office 504.528.3805
NUFONIA MUST FALL SCHEDULE OF FREE EVENTS
Film-Screening: Modern Times
April 9, 2:30pm
Drawing parallels to Nufonia Must Fall, the CAC will screen Charlie
Chaplin's classic comedy, Modern Times.
Conversation: Comics, Graphic Novels, and Inclusivity
April 13, 7pm
Featuring Kid Koala, Maria Stotter, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, and
LeSean Thomas, this panel discussion brings together a wide range of
creators to examine the power of comics and graphic novels, and the importance of inclusivity.
Dance After Party with DJ Kid Koala
April 15, 2017, 9pm
Immediately following the April 15 performance, DJ Koala, will DJ a
ABOUT KID KOALA
Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, and award winning graphic novelist. He has released four solo albums on Ninja Tune the most recent being 12 bit Blues. He has also released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. He has been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.
Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for the films Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Looper, and The Great Gatsby. He has composed music for The National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and Adult Swim. He has also been commissioned to create music for runway shows for Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. Kid Koala's unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Short Attention Span Theater (featuring turntable bingo) and Vinyl Vaudeville (including puppets and dancers) to quiet-time events like Music To Draw To and his Space Cadet Headphone Experience.
ABOUT THE CAC
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a multidisciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. Formed in 1976 by a passionate group of visual and performing artists when the movement to tear down the walls between visual and performing arts was active nationwide, the CAC expresses its mission by organizing world class curated exhibitions, performances, and public programs that educate and enlarge audiences for the arts while encouraging collaboration among diverse stakeholders composed of artists, institutions, communities, and supporters throughout the world.
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