About This Show

Origami and music. A multi-media opera installation. Verity Lane?s two-part project draws on her 10 years’ experience of living in Japan, exploring classical Japanese traditions with a uniquely avant-garde twist. A brand-new performance project with music, stories and concept by Verity Lane, Origami Soundscapes: Flower, Bird, Wind & Moon explores ancient symbolism and Japanese birdsong, featuring a large-scale origami performance by Coco Sato, percussion, shakuhachi and storytelling. The Crane reimagines a Japanese folk story about a magical crane that takes human form, set around Hokkaido’s Otowa Bridge. This mystical opera installation explores traditional Japanese aesthetics through a blend of Noh theatre conventions, traditional and contemporary dance, avant-garde music and animation.

Sung in English and Japanese without surtitles.

Part of Grimeborn 2019

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 23 August 2019 Final Performance: 24 August 2019


Kiku Day shakuhachi
Beibei Wang percussion
Hester Dart The Old Couple
Tomoko Komura The Old Couple/Narrator
Coco Sato Origami
Yirei Yazawa The Crane