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Internationales Sommerfestival 2022
Kid Koala:

The Storyville Mosquito

 
  • © A J Korkidakis
  • © A J Korkidakis
  • © A J Korkidakis
  • © A J Korkidakis
  • © Mikael Theimer
  • © Mikael Theimer
  • © Mikael Theimer
  • Kid Koala
    © Corinne Merrell
Wheelchair users / Theater & Performance / With hearing amplification
  • Duration: 80 Min.
  • Tickets: 24 / 14 Euro (conc. from 5 Euro, 50% conc. with Festivalkarte)
  • Without human language

  • Thu, 11.08.2022 19:00 [European Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K2 Tickets
  • Fri, 12.08.2022 19:00
    Kampnagel – K2 Tickets
  • Sat, 13.08.2022 17:30
    Kampnagel – K2 Tickets
  • Sat, 13.08.2022 20:30
    Kampnagel – K2 Tickets
  • Sun, 14.08.2022 17:00
    Kampnagel – K2 Tickets
  • Sun, 14.08.2022 19:30
    Kampnagel – K2 Tickets

When theatre is as immersive as big cinema films without using any words, but yet telling a moving story: Kid Koala’s newest work for the stage with a heart warming factor.

Eric San aka Kid Koala returns to the Summer Festival with a stirring adventure of a clarinet-playing mosquito who moves to the big city in order to fulfill his dream of playing at the prestigious Sid Villa’s Music Hall. On stage, a team of 15 performers including a string trio and Kid Koala on the piano and turntables create a “live animated film”. Using 20 miniature sets, 75 puppets and 8 cameras, this captivating combination of film technology, theatre, puppetry and music allows the performers to tell a heart warming story that is completely free of dialogue, much like early Charlie Chaplin films. After various Kampnagel appearances including stage productions like the 2014 Summer Festival highlight NUFONIA MUST FALL, THE STORYVILLE MOSQUITO is now the most ambitious piece by Kid Koala to date. He is not only one of the world’s best scratch DJs and releases albums on Ninja Tune, but he is also an award-winning graphic novelist, composer for film and video games, and theatre maker. As such, he has proved (like his Montréal colleague Socalled) that beats, puppetry and humour can be used to expand the medium of theater to the delight of the audience.



  • Concept, Direction, Composition : Kid Koala
  • Artistic Direction: Corinne Merrell
  • Puppet Design: Patrick Martel
  • Image Direction: A J Korkidakis
  • Musical Direction: Vid Cousins
  • Live Music: Eric San (Kid Koala), Valerie Li (Violine), David Campbell (Cello), Marcus Takizawa (Viola)
  • Puppetry: Tyson Houseman, Anne Lalancette, Patrick Martel, Colin St-Cyr Duhamel
  • Sound: Rena Kozak
  • Video Editor: Guillaume Briand or Phil Creamer
  • Production Management: Ryhna Thompson
  • Tour Management: Brian Neuman
  • Production: Nufonia Live Inc., Envision Management & Production

COOPRODUCTION Kampnagel International Summer Festival, The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi.

SUPPORT National Arts Centre's National Creation Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil
des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Place des Arts Montreal and its Foundation

The Hamburg performances are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada and the Embassy of Canada Berlin.


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