Esplanade Presents


Control Freak

Kulu Orr (Israel)

2 Jun 2023, Fri, 8pm

3 Jun 2023, Sat, 2pm & 5pm

4 Jun 2023, Sun, 2pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Recital Studio

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Photo credit: Mario Abreu
Photo credit: Sophie le Aoux
Photo credit: Mario Abreu
Photo credit: luisneves

Control Freak  is a solo performance fusing together circus arts, music, humour and state of the art technology.  


A funny and touching character appears on stage, interacting with the audience in awkward and amusing ways as he struggles with social inaptitude and with the complex systems on stage. Eventually he wins over both audience and technology, playing intricate live music while simultaneously performing circus skills, manipulating lights and performing real-time video editing.   


In several hilarious segments, audience volunteers are pulled into the orchestral mayhem, and eventually the entire audience becomes part of the music creation process.  


At the beating heart of the show are rich musical arrangements of timeless compositions, played live using feet-controlled loop stations: From Bach, Beethoven and Pachelbel to Nina Simone, The Beatles and beyond.  


Want to learn about the cutting-edge technology and innovative concepts behind Control Freak? Participate in Freaky Control, a hands-on workshop where you'll be guided to construct your own digital musical instrument and pick up some creative ways to utilise digital technology in performance.  


There will be a short post-show dialogue with the artist after every performance.  

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: English
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Artist Information

Kulu Orr

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Kulu Orr is a multi-disciplinary performing artist based in Israel and Europe.  


Over the past 25 years he has studied and trained extensively in two fields: On the one hand circus arts, music and theatre; and on the other hand, physics, computer science and audio-visual manipulation.  


With university degrees in physics and mathematics, work experience as a high-tech R&D team leader and a rich history of successful theatre productions, Control Freak is a product of over two decades of exploration and research.  

Date & Time

2 Jun 2023, Fri


Esplanade Recital Studio

3 Jun 2023, Sat


Esplanade Recital Studio


Esplanade Recital Studio

4 Jun 2023, Sun


Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs, Seniors & PWDs

Cat 1 $38 $30

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