La MaMa Blogs: 6 Questions: Daniel Koren of THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

Saturday, April 26, 2014

6 Questions: Daniel Koren of THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

1. What was the original idea behind your show, The Most Important Thing?
English is not my native tongue, and my accent, how to say this lightly, is quite noticeable. When I moved to the US eight years ago and started performing, I realized it'd be better to embrace it rather than to try and hide it. This resulted with a peculiar music-man character, trying to make the most professional show ever seen on stage, and is on the search for The Most Important Thing.

2. How do you describe what the audience’s experience will be at the show?
The show is funny, so laughter is one of the key things the audience would experience. There are also a lot of 'oh-I-acutally-never-thought-about-it-like-this' moments, and some 'what-the-hell-just-happened' moments.

3. How do you use technology in the show?
The entire show is accompanied by bigheaded figures that function as an interactive choir. They are projected on a big screen right behind me, and we have a complicated relationship.

4. What was the best book you read recently?
 One Hundred Years of Solitude

5. Name someone or something that inspires you.
Disney's old songs.

6. What does working at La MaMa mean to you?
I am a big fan of La Mama and its radical productions. When I just moved to the city I thought: "one day..." I'm extremely grateful to say that that "One Day" arrives really soon! 

Check out the promo video for the show:

La MaMa presents
The Most 
Important Thing
by Daniel Koren

Two Performances Only!
Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8pm

Emmy-nominated composer Daniel Koren (@danielkoren) sits by the piano, accompanied by his projected figures In this bizarre and visually mind blowing musical stand up Special. In his own provoking way, Daniel reveals his stream of consciousness, making a virtuosic act that redefines comedy and live music.

La MaMa First Floor Theatre
74A East 4th Street
(Between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

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