Blog Siro-A @ The Concourse

Siro-A @ The Concourse

Posted Jan. 18, 2017, 8:26 a.m. by T

Advertisement
KFAI - Roar of the Underground

Siro-A
The Concourse
Chatswood, AUS
January 14, 2017

Siro-A are from Sendai, Japan, and their name apparently translates to something along the lines of “difficult to pin down” – a telling name as their show would prove.

Touted as multi-media “digital techno circus,” the seven constituents that make the performance group Siro-A have created a unique, upbeat mélange of highly choreographed dance arrangements, mime, precision, music and technology.

Front and rear video projections, an extensive light show as well as digital animations blend seamlessly in with the troupe’s dance theatre routines and deliberately blur the dividing lines between reality, illusion, imagination and technology.

Homages and re-enactments of famous scenes from movies and arcade games, visuals, play acting and incorporating the audience into the performance via cameras and projections make every show an immersive occurrence with a sense of spontaneity.
Siro-A ‘s show is based on timing and minute planning all the while making it seem like a playful effortless effort garnished with humour and deliberately crossing and defying genres.

Each performer brings his own personality to the show and adds a colourful layer, the sum of which create a doorway that transports the audience into another world.

At times one cannot help but feel in tune with Kevin Flynn, the main protagonist in the 1982 science fiction opus Tron: We witness Siro-A perform inside the software world of a mainframe computer where they interact with both the virtual reality while communicating and interacting with the audience.

A clever show pushing the envelope of conventional dance theatre and performance art, while creating a sense of wonder and transcending language and appealing to all ages.

---

Photo from the group's Facebook page

Leave a comment
Share this content

Other recent blogs

Into the Night book review

Posted by T
Nov. 25, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Into the Night Prestel Publishing   If you pay close attention to the portrayal of night clubs and specifically cabarets, the artistic portrayal thereof plays an integral part in creating ... read more

Virgil Abloh: Artwork book review

Posted by T
Nov. 24, 2019, 10:33 a.m.

Virgil Abloh: Artwork Prestel Publishing   Louis Vuitton’s creative director Virgil Abloh is a phenomenon by any standard. A phenomenon beyond hype and marketing. Abloh’s creative output seems boundless and ... read more

The No Meat Athlete Cookbook book review

Posted by T
Nov. 23, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

The No Meat Athlete Cookbook: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts—and the Rest of Your Life The Experiment   I live a pescatarian lifestyle ninety five percent of ... read more

Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums book review

Posted by T
Nov. 21, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums Yale University Press   Wow! I love Japan, Japanese art and Japanese museums but I did not expect such a quality book - in ... read more

What’s Sumatra With You? – Suntory Boss Coffee

Posted by T
Nov. 17, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

What’s Sumatra With You? – Suntory Boss Coffee   I remember the first time I touched down in Japan. Apart from the feeling you get as soon as you exit ... read more

Advertisement
KFAI - Root Of All Evil
x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.