Crazy Girls Save the World
Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker
“We are often told, ‘you will never have seen anything like this before’, but it turns out to be true in the case of this frenetic 45 minutes hailing from Japan.” The Guardian, 2016
Director and choreographer Toco Nikaido and her twenty performers are driven above all by one thing – the audience must not be bored for even a single moment. Not to worry: maddening bursts of energy, video projections, pop-anime music, unfathomable numbers of props, confetti, glow sticks, buckets of water and seaweed induce the audience into a trance of colorful and intensive Japanese pop – meticulously choreographed and perfectly timed utter chaos!
Feminine power in its full force is at the center of this colorful piece, where female energy draws its inspiration from the Amazons and other female mythological figures. In her own unique language, Nikaido offers us a glimpse into the Zeitgeist and atmosphere which characterizes the life of a Japanese teenage girl in the Tokyo of today.
The Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker group was founded by Nikaido as a means of investigating Otaku – the culture of Anime and Manga fandom (Japanese animation and comics) – and to reflect the wide arsenal of slang, dances, accessories and costumes that have developed around it. Nikaido defines her style as ‘Ohagi Live,’ essentially comparing it to the Japanese bean and rice cake Ohagi that is “sticky and sweet but often hard to digest.”
Crazy Girls Save the World invites us to enter a parallel world in which a fast-paced explosion of many of the elements that occupy us in the modern age takes place – computerized technology, the desire to externalize happiness, the need to have rapid and immediate satisfaction, as well as the endless confusion between imitation and reality. It is to this world that Nikaido relates, adding to it a futuristic vision in the spirit of anime, where a day will come when a powerful group of women will destroy the world and impose their primal feminine energy upon it.
*Water will be sprayed during the performance. Rain coats will be given to the audience at the entrance of the hall
Director: Toco Nikaido / Lighting designer: Unagi Iizuka / Sound operator: Tatsuro Ando / Video designer: Akimi Miyamoto / Director’s assistants: Taishi Dekimoto & Maloney / Production manager: Masami Kato / Production assistant: Saki Aihara / Company manager: Amanda WaddellNext Show >
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