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Murasaki Penguin is an interdisciplinary collaboration between dancer/choreographer Anna Kuroda and sound/multimedia artist David Kirkpatrick, based in Western Sydney Australia. Their work crosses cultures and the boundaries of dance, sound, video, electronics and large scale installation – with a focus on interactivity and live performance.

Highlights include: Window – performance at the Toyota Choreography Award 2016, Japan, supported by the Australia Japan Foundation (DFAT) – Shima – performance within an interactive LED flower installation, versions presented in New Zealand (Wellington LUX 2015), Italy (Palomart Eco Festival 2012) and Australia (Underbelly Arts Festival 2011) – Citylights~街の灯 – performance installation connecting two cities, Sydney and Yokohama, supported by Australia Council for the Arts OYEA, Japan Foundation Sydney and Yokohama City.

Latest works include: Subtle Downtempo No – full length repertory commissioned by RAW Moves, Singaporean dance company. Motion Theory – kinetic installation, dance, projection and generative music collaboration with Kian Peng Ong for Singapore Art Week 2019 and Singapore Inside Out Festival 2017, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, The National Arts Council Singapore, Singapore Art Week and the Singapore Tourism Board – Sit – moving image installation commissioned by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for their Near x Far exhibition 2017.


This video is a collection of excerpts from recent Murasaki Penguin works:
1) ‘Shima’ – 2011 – Underbelly Arts Festival – Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, Australia
2) ‘Moon’ – 2012 – Kokonagi Festival - Redbrick Warehouse, Yokohama, Japan
3) Citylights~街の灯 – 2013 – The Cleland Bond building, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia and Izayoi Yoshidamachi Studio, Yokohama, Japan
4) Shima for Wellington – 2015 – Wellington LUX Light Festival, New Zealand
5) Window – 2016 – TOYOTA Choreography Award, Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo, Japan
6) Motion Theory – 2017 – Collaboration with Kian Peng Ong – Singapore Inside Out Festival – Kensington Street, Sydney, Australia


Reviews of Murasaki Penguin’s works can be accessed here.

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