Sydney Tuesday 5 February, 2019. This June, ground-breaking contemporary circus troupe Nouveau Cirque du Vietnam will make their Opera House debut in the Joan Sutherland Theatre for the Sydney premiere of L ng Ph .
Loosely translated to mean ‘from village to city’, this production from critically-acclaimed French-Vietnamese company explores the urbanisation of a once-rural agrarian society through impressive acrobatic stunts, authentic props and traditional folk music.
Set in a small farming village, the performance eschews the extravagance of traditional circus with performers navigating an intricate set constructed entirely of bamboo and rattan. Woven through the production is a theatrical narrative on the gradual disappearance of farm life and the widening division between generations. In the absence of spoken language, a dazzling array of aerial work, contortion and juggling is performed against a soundscape of traditional Vietnamese instruments mixed with hip-hop beats to deliver a unique and dazzling blend of genres fusing physical theatre, dance and live music…
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