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Kid Koala

Nufonia Must Fall

Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:30 PM

At the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
In the Street and Davis Performance Hall's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

$25-$55, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under
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CONCESSION SERVICES: Concessions will be sold in the Grand Lobby from 6-7:30 p.m.
“Part of the enjoyment is glancing from the screen to the dimly lighted stage, seeing the puppeteers move from backdrop to backdrop and watching the ingenuity of the perspective and the minuscule gestures that translate into big-screen drama.”
The New York Times

Kid Koala, composer and principal lead artist
Afiara Quartet
K. K. Barrett, director

Witness a multi-disciplinary theatrical adaptation unfold before your eyes, complete with real-time film and live scoring.

Globetrotting scratch DJ, music producer, and award-winning graphic novelist Kid Koala presents this magical adaptation of his graphic novel and soundtrack, Nufonia Must Fall. The charming story centers around a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence, who through the course of the story falls in love.

Directed by K. K. Barrett, recently Oscar-nominated for Her, this adaptation comes to life via real-time filming of more than a dozen miniature stages and a cast of puppets, while Kid Koala and the Afiara Quartet provide the original live score on piano, strings, and turntables.
Kid Koala has collaborated with the Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew and has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and most recently Arcade Fire. He has contributed to film scores for Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Looper, and The Great Gatsby, as well as numerous TV networks.


Thursday, March 23, 2017
Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

Friday, March 24, 2017, 6 PM
$30 per person (price includes performance and reception)


Advance program notes are provided online for our patrons who like to read about performances ahead of time. Printed programs will be provided to patrons at the performances. Programs are subject to change. View advance program notes here.


Learn more about Kid Koala's Nufonia Must Fall in our 2016-2017 Learning Guide .


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This engagement of Kid Koala is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photos by AJ Korkidakis

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Kid Koala
Nufonia Must Fall

Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:30 PM


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Kid Koala, Nufonia Must Fall

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Satisfy your need for something new and different with this selection of performances. Discover cutting-edge perspectives and examine energizing ideas through a range of lenses.

All performances take place in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, in the Street and Davis Performance Hall, unless otherwise noted.