Faifai: Anton, Neko, Kuri

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. 

As part of each performance, the company draws on the audience’s responses and criticisms to re-envision its own production. In a workshop-like post-discussion, Faifai spontaneously generates new versions of the story that respond to viewer's feedback with fun and unexpected new perspectives.

In Japanese with English surtitles

Presented as part of The Sharon Lund Dance Series. Funded in part with generous support from the National Performance Network’s U.S./Japan Connection, a partnership between the National Performance Network (NPN) and the Japan Contemporary Dance Network (JCDN). For more information, visit npnweb.org.


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THU 11/21
8:30 pm
FRI 11/22
8:30 pm
SAT 11/23
8:30 pm
SUN 11/24
7:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff