Invitation to sheep#1 : US Premiere at The Tank


Conceived in 2006, sheep #1 is the first repertory of Microscopic Live Cinema-Theatre: live projection performance magnifying miniature worlds by capturing them with video cameras and projecting them onto a big screen. Through the use of manual visual effects --- e.g., close-ups, focus, handmade optical filters and lenses --- accompanied by fine-crafted soundtrack, the audience is invited to an intimate dream-like experience enhanced through the combination of cinematic presentation and live operation.

For the US premiere at The Tank (NYC), visual elements have been updated and live music by Emile Blondel is incorporated.

Inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s writings, sheep #1 (new version) is the adventure of a sheep in search of the meaning of life. In the style of Microscopic Live Cinema-Theatresheep #1 is a visual-auditory storytelling presented without spoken words, accompanied by Electroacoustic soundtrack and live musician.

Please come to experience this special soul-searching journey with a tiny sheep!

The show opens on May 5, and will run for three weeks: 
May 5, May 6, May 10, May 11, May 12, May 17, May 18, May 19, May 20 @ 7:30PM
The Tank - 312 West 36th Street / First Floor / New York, NY 10018
Price: $20 ($15 for student)

Photography: Skye Morse-Hodgson

Photography: Skye Morse-Hodgson

About Emile:

Emile Blondel collaborates regularly with musicians, dancers and artists of all mediums. He received BM and MM degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts under the guidance of Eric Larsen. In 2001 he moved to France, studying at the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot. While in Paris Emile was awarded a residency at the Cite International des Arts. Orchestral appearances include the Richmond Symphony, the Durham Symphony and the Heritage Chamber Orchestra. Emile was named a 2010 Kenan Performing Arts Fellow at Lincoln Center Education and most recently created the music for Marcel and Man Ray, which premiered in the 2016 Lalapalooza festival of new puppet theater at St Anne’s Warehouse. He is currently on faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, a teaching artist with National Dance Institute.

sheep #1
concept, sound design and visual design and performance by: Nekaa Lab/Sachiyo Takahashi
live music: Emile Blondel
dramaturg: Peter Eckersall
technical advisor, builder : Willie Gambucci
production: Nekaa Lab/Sachiyo Takahashi
co-production: The Tank (US)
world premiere in collaboration with: Blim (CA)