‘Invisible Cities’ offers a glimpse into the petulant relationship between Mongolian Kublai Khan and the explorer Marco Polo.
After suffering a deep personal loss, Kublai Khan sought the wisdom of Marco Polo as a visionary.
The promise of futuristic cities like Zenobia as a city of joy, Beersheba (gold) and Isadora (promise, seduction and desire) were imagined as ethereal places.
Narration offered a story that was brilliantly interpreted by Rambert’s exuberant physical dance.
The entry of the stilt walkers with riders on their backs was unexpected and mesmerising; as was the dynamic change of set at interval.
Imperative lighting developed an immersive mood that transformed the warehouse space from palaces to gardens and countryside with a flowing river.
Unique corner seating with tailored wrap-around audio-visual screens highlighted the mammoth scale.
Each element of acting, music, choreographed dance and projected mapping, informed the other.
Brisbane is very fortunate to host such a collaboration of extraordinary ingenuity, that started in Manchester UK.
The show will undoubtedly draw international acclaim as it travels across the globe.