Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 7:30pm


Tickets & Registration

$25 General Admission

$25 Season Subscribers

$20 CAC Members

Call or visit the CAC box office to take advantage of special season subscriber discounts!



Supported by

The Contemporary Arts Center is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of NPN include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program and by the US/Japan Connection, a partnership between the National Performance Network International Program and the Japan Contemporary Dance Network (JCDN). This partnership is designed to increase artistic exchange between the U.S. and Japan with funding from the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnerships, The US/Japan Friendship Commission and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
The Boettcher Fund; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Inc.; South Arts

Anton, Neko, Kuri was originally created by Faifai´s director Chiharu Shinoda in April 2009, during a performance series at Komaba Agora Theater in Tokyo. The story is based on autobiographical experiences and follows Anton, a stray cat suffering from leukemia, while documenting events and conversations in its neighborhood.

In 2010, Anton, Neko, Kuri was re-mixed in collaboration with composer Yasuno Taro, to create a synthesis between Faifai´s signature style — pop visuals and graffiti-like body movements — and Yasuno´s unique approach to polyphonic soundscapes. In this work, words and sentences spoken by the performers are cut up, sampled and turned into music. In 2012, English subtitles were added using a new device provided by game designer Ito Gabin. As the work experiments with language in various ways, the subtitles are and integral element of the visual concept.  The "Main Performance" of Anton, Neko, Kuri is followed by a “Commented Performance" where artists from various fields are invited to host a talk session while the audience interacts with the play by temporarily freezing, rewinding or fast-forwarding the events on stage.

Marking their first ever visit to New Orleans, the ensemble will spend one week in a residency to include public performances and other activities in local communities ranging from workshops with children to lecture/demonstrations and workshops for artists.


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