La Compagnie Oposito
UK premiere to open GDIF2015
20:03pm on Friday 26 June
Part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals
Last seen at GDIF in 2007 with their visually stunning production which evoked the streets of Africa, this year, the Festival welcomes back Compagnie Oposito, one of France’s most highly regarded street theatre companies.
Rarely seen in this country, Compagnie Oposito are famed for their virtuosic approach to processional performance. For GDIF’s opening night they will present the UK premiere of “Kori Kori”, featuring a chorus of actors and musicians carrying chairs. This very topical production, takes inspiration from the idea of community, and how by acting together, it’s possible to create a better world.
Accompanied by an energising musical score combining rock, waltz, tango and classical music, this entrancing promenade production is an opportunity to catch street theatre at its very best.
Unlike previous GDIF’s opening nights, “Kori Kori” will be presented in daylight with the simplest of staging, to create a stripped back, yet emotionally compelling experience.
Conceived as a journey, the production will start at 8.03pm precisely.
We’ll see you there!
The GDIF Team