As part of the Royal College of Music Great Exhibitionists Series, Neko no koi (The Lover Cat) brings to life 8 Japanese haikus by Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1828) by combining music, live drawing, installation and contemporary dance.
Haiku is a short form of traditional Japanese poetry which consists of only 3 phrases, usually depicting everyday objects and occurrences. Inspired by 8 haikus ending with ‘Neko no koi’ by Kobayashi Issa, Neko no koi (The Lover Cat) tells a story of a cat yearning for love with a collection of 8 miniature theatre piece.
Sze Ying Chan composer, keyboard and electronics
Ying Ping Yu performance design
Jian Shu He Camera Operator
Meng Zhou live drawing artist
Joshua White dancer
Iona Allan violin
Marco Leung bass flute
Jonathan Leeds bass clarinet
Tickets free but required
Available from the RCM Box Office 020 7591 4314 (weekdays 10am - 4pm)
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS