A live puppet show, concert, and film all in one

Kid Koala first became interested in turntables as a teen because he was able to experiment with music, making it all his own. Today, the renowned scratch DJ, producer, composer, and graphic novelist continues to create unique music infused with his personality through works such as his enchanting adaptation of his graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall.

On Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, February 4, and Monday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m., Kid Koala will present Nufonia Must Fall at the MIM Music Theater. Directed by K. K. Barrett, an Oscar-nominated longtime production designer for director Spike Jonze, this revolutionary performance shares the magical story of a lonely robot who tries to woo a workaholic girl with his love songs. The show goes beyond what guests typically expect of a concert at the MIM Music Theater as it is created, performed, filmed, and scored in real time, while puppets acting out the novel are projected on a film screen. Parts of a concert or film that are usually behind the scenes will be visible to audience members, and they can choose what aspect to focus on. Nufonia Must Fall offers something for all ages and is especially enjoyable for middle school, high school, and college students.

Throughout his career, Kid Koala has collaborated with Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and the Slew, and toured with Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In addition, Kid Koala has contributed to film scores for Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Looper, The Great Gatsby, and Baby Driver, whose album was recently nominated for the 2018 Grammy Awards. He composed music for the National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and Adult Swim. Kid Koala has also created music for runway shows for Belgian fashion designer Dries van Noten.

“This show represents an opportunity to witness something amazing: art as it is being formed,” says Patrick Murphy, MIM’s theater manager.

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