Greater Manchester Fringe 2015


The Story of the Tower
Avant-garde performance created from three elements: words, dance, and projection mapping. With the rapid development of technology, we can instantly exchange words with someone far away. How will language change as we confront each other as anonymous bodies with no physical connection? Based on the mythical Tower of Babel, this work uses excerpts from Yasunari Kawabata’s One Arm, Mimei Ogawa’s The Black Tower, and an automatic transcription of the breaking news of the 2001 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. Take a peek through the camera at the dismemberment and reconnection of body and words.

Created by Mitsuko Hirai and Rob Moreno

Performed and Choreographed by Yoshiko Imamura
Dramaturgy and Research by Mitsuko Hirai
Filmed by Rob Moreno

Performed without words, with spoken commentary partly in Japanese and partly in English

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Event Details

Genre: Physical Theatre

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Fri 1st Jul - Sun 31st Jul 0:00

30 mins





Available from 1 July to 31 July 30 mins)

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Full Price: £6

Conc: £3


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