Nirvana is an innovative physical theatre piece depicting a journey through suffering and struggle, while exploring the search for beauty and the idea of rebirth from darkness.

Nirvana is an experimental intercultural physical theatre piece combining a first time ever Guitar/Guzheng musical collaboration. From the theme of ‘Phoenix’s rebirth from fire’, the show explores endurance, and brave struggle of the spirit. 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. Finally, a string of enchanting notes ripples in the wilderness, evoking in everyone’s heart that yearning for the moment that marks the end of harshness. With the fluttering of its wings, the phoenix ascends to new life.

‘A unique and captivating performance.’ – The Theatre Room

A woman’s side facing the camera, she is kneeling and bending backwards with one of her hands stretched to the sky, a beam of red light passing through her face, and there’re are many amber spots scattering towards her.

LOCATION: Bridge Link

Produced by Cross Encounters

Directed by Bronya Doyle

Assistant Directed by Naomi Zhou

Image by Genevieve Byrne, Ava Dong

Specific accessibility information for this event:

Visual Rating: 75%
The event is fully subtitled or has minimal dialogue, some background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have close to the full experience of the event.

Aural Rating: below 50%
Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.

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