The Story of the Tower : Dunedin Fringe Festival

The Story of the Tower


Digital/Online Physical Theatre C Arts Digital

Hirai-Kikaku and Media Kobo with C ARTS

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Avant-garde performance created from three elements. 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? Inspired by 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.

Performed in a mixture of Japanese and English.

Created by Mitsuko Hirai and Rob Moreno

Performed and Choreographed by Yoshiko Imamura

Dramaturgy and Research | Mitsuko Hirai

Cinematography | Rob Moreno

Showing as part of of the C ARTS programme of digital performance |


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7 years +
Content Warning

Some distressing themes


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