So this is what I wore to the theatre on Sunday, after Victor had surprised me with tickets to Siro-A. This outfit makes me think of eggplants and satsumas, and just wearing these colours together made me happy.
But as for Siro-A. How to explain them and what they do? It's impossible to do in one sentence, since they've basically created their own genre. You can see a little montage of some of their acts here, and let me just say, it had been ages since I had so much fun! Because these guys are seriously nuts. But in a wonderful way!
There are four performers who work on stage, and two more members of the group who do sound track and video projection that the performers interact with. Sometimes it's impossible to tell what's a real person on stage, and what's a projection. These guys, like, bend reality, man! The stuff they do makes you think of 90's clubbing, of retro arcade games and Daft Punk.
One act involves one performer dancing with maybe ten multicoloured versions of his own shadow. Another has three of them playing around with one member's name - Abe Toshinori. There is a whole song dedicated to him, that even tells you his pin number, his phone number, and zooms in on his house from outer space. It ends with the whole Abe family, grandparents, pet dog and all, waving at the audience.
It just makes me happy that I live in a city where you can watch shows from all over the world, and all you have to do is hop on a bus. And smuggled popcorn from a neighbouring cinema into the theatre concealed in your wife's handbag, if your name happens to be Victor...