NYU hosts Nufonia Must Fall – a sci-fi love story told with puppets
Montreal scratch DJ Kid Koala’s sci-fi love story Nufonia Must Fall is on at NYU
We all know the story – robot meets girl, robot falls in love, robot writes songs for her. OK, maybe that’s not quite how it went, but for a unique twist on the classic Boy Meets Girl, head to NYU this month for Nufonia Must Fall. It’s a futuristic story of a headphone wearing droid who falls in love – and this adaptation uses puppets to tell the tale along with a live musical performance.
The show is the work of Kid Koala, a Montreal-based scratch DJ and the man behind the graphic novel of the same name, which he penned between 2000 and 2002.
“It’s a story about a robot trying to write love stories but he can’t sing. He’s trying to get the attention of this girl, another lonely character in a big city,” says Koala. “Through their interaction, he gets knocked down a few times but he finds a way to write a love song to her. There’s also a villain in this story – a newer, faster , slicker robot. It’s a coming of age story.”
Koala’s pedigree goes beyond Nufonia. He’s released four albums on the respected British record label Ninja Tunes and has toured with Radiohead and the Beastie Boys. His music has also appeared in movies including Shaun Of The Dead and Looper. May 11 to 12
NYUAD Arts Center, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Thur 8pm, Fri 4pm, free but prior registration is required. Taxi: NYUAD. nyuadartscenter.org