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A human video game: Siro-A at TEDxTokyo

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Published on Jul 3, 2012

Technodelic Comedy and Performance Troupe

What kind of entertainment would Neo see in the Matrix? No need to imagine, kids̶ just watch Shiro-A. The troupe's ingenious pop-cerebral antics are reminiscent of the Blue Man Group, but their music, dance and visuals are cyberpunked and way past hyperkinetic. Shiro-A whose name means "white" in the sense of nothingness̶formed up in 2002, and later took the Bronze Award at the Venice Biennale. Performance pieces like Bar Code Man, Peacock, Human Layers and Twinkle Man are the psychedelia of the 21st century, and the troupe is also skilled at improvisation, including audience participation. Shiro-A appears frequently on TV and in clubs and theaters, and has wowed audiences at events that include the Shanghai World Expo, Sado Earth Celebration 2010 and Summer Sonic Osaka 2010. The troupe is off to dazzle Berlin this August as it begins a three-month circuit of Germany, Denmark and Austria.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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