WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In the multidisciplinary performance of Anton, Neko, Kuri, the experimental Tokyo-based theater company Faifai transcends a story about basic human relationships through an exuberant pop aesthetic. The action springs from encounters among residents in a housing block who come together around Anton, a stray cat suffering from leukemia. With pop visuals, energetic movement and a polyphonic soundscape, Faifai creates a rousing theatrical experience. Words and sentences spoken by performers are cut up, sampled and turned into music, complemented by an animated visual backdrop of English surtitles. With both sensitivity and humor, Faifai combines movement and technology to create a hybrid form of theater that draws from Kabuki, Noh and manga.