Last week I had the pleasure of previewing Siro-A technnodelic performance artists from Sendai – Japan. Having won Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe award in 2011, Siro-A are now making their London debut. Often described as Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group, Siro-A perfectly fuse modern technology with mime, breath-taking optical illusions, movement and comedy all set to a pulsating electro beat. Spectacular entertainment fusing video mapping, laser lights and on stage DJ’s to create entertainment for the next generation.
My favourite part of the performance had to be one of the few speaking parts which relate to the history of cast member Abe Toshinori. Also I was awestruck at the timing during the ball and box sequences. Siro-A’s fusion of digital and street dance is a undoubtedly unique and even if you dislike techno music as much as I do you only have to endure it for an hour anyway.
The experience we had is really difficult to put in to words except to say that you have to see it to understand it for yourself.
For more information please visit: http://www.siro-a.co.uk/