La Mama’s War-Rak/Banksia Festival

11 December 2021 07:20 pm - 11 December 2021 07:40 pm
La Mama HQ, 205 Faraday St, Carlton , VIC 3053

Nirvana is an innovative intercultural physical theatre piece combining a first time ever Guitar/Guzheng musical collaboration. 

Based on the theme of the ‘Phoenix’s rebirth from fire’, it presents a story about building the strength to withstand hardship, through a unique cross-cultural performance with a distinctive musical approach to accompaniment featuring Chinese and Western elements. 

The story, performance style, music and creative lineup are all dynamic elements that make for an unexpected encounter and a truly unique work.

Lead by emerging director Bronya Doyle and assistant director Naomi Zhou, this show illustrates the process of rebirth and change, while finding beauty and strength in hardship. The intercultural nature of the music created by experienced local musician John O’beirne and Chinese artist Vicky Deng adds a strong flavour to the piece. 

Reviewed 02 December 2021

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