Alþýðuóperan, together with the Danish performance company Sew Flunk Fury Wit, the Japanese Antibodies Artist collective and the Mexican composer Murcof, presents a dramatic musical journey into the world of expressive dance and puppets accompanied by a song cycle with elements of opera.
Corpo Surreal is a production about modern people’s journey towards total freedom from the shackles of culture and biology. In a poetic dream universe, the performances of extravagant and hyper-surrealistic puppets reflect modern body modifications achieved through surgery. The ideal is personal freedom, with people freely changing and deciding over their bodies to achieve individuality.
Poetry and reality melt together in a surrealistic dream scenario where ultimate freedom defies human denial and tragedy.
In cooperation with Japanese dancer and choreographer Yoko Higashino, Icelandic soprano Ísabella Leifsdóttir, danish actor and puppeteer Svend E. Kristensen and world-famous Mexican electronica composer Murcof, Corpo Surreal disrupts the modern perception of people freeing themselves from the natural body as an identity marker. The lyrics are delivered by Neill Cardinal Furio, who was also behind Sew Flunk Fury Wit’s critically acclaimed show Dust and most recently Crash from 2018.
Corpo Surreal will be premiered in Denmark in February 2020 and will show in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense. The show will also be shown in Japan, Egypt and Iceland later in 2020.
4-7 February – Teater Katapult – Aarhus
12 – 16 February – Royal Danish Opera – Copenhagen
23 – 24 February – Spiral Hall – Tokyo
28 -29 February – ROHM Theatre – Kyoto
25 – 25 May Teater Momentum – Odense
Check our our Instagram account to see pictures for our workshop for Corpo Surreal in Kyoto last June.