Approach to Clockwork compared to Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction for kids” Warriors kick off new show with
An opera for kids is set to go like Clockwork.
The ‘five spears thrusting the body’ stunt where a warrior is supported by the weapons. North-east took and uploaded photos on the hour to create a snapshot of the region on that day. A selection of the results of the Visible Fictions project will be at the Lemon Tree during Clockwork’s run and a video production will be shown after the Friday evening performance. “The quality and the range of the thousands of photographs that were uploaded was amazing,” said Douglas. “There was some of the most artistic work I have seen in some time and also some of the most banal – but that’s brilliant. “But it has visibly shown at that moment in Aberdeen’s history all the range of stories and perspectives and experiences that were going on in that city. “Each of them tells its own story. It’s just brilliant.”
KARATE kids have a treat next week, when a breathtaking theatrical kung fu show takes the stage. The internationally-acclaimed production The Shaolin Warriors comes to Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre on Tuesday with a new show of agility, strength and skill, using Buddhist meditation and the kung fu masters’ rigorous martial arts training. The show, which features 22 professionally-trained kung fu masters, is billed as an extravaganza, with gorgeous scenery, atmospheric music, beautiful lights and hundreds of costumes. Its aim is to amaze and thrill audiences with death-defying disciplines such as qigong, animal imitation boxing, drunken boxing and fighting with 18 kinds of dangerous traditional weapons. The production details the journey of a young warrior, from initiation into the monastery to achieving fullyfledged warrior status. The training necessary in order to become a Shaolin Warrior is most definitely not for the fainthearted. Stephen Leatherland, director of the thrilling high-octane show, said the range of stunts is breathtaking. “It is very hard to name the act that makes the audience wince the most as there are so many exciting feats. Personally, I’d suggest the ‘five spears thrusting the body’, a stunt where a warrior is supported in the air with spears. “Others include lying on blades, the nail bed, breaking iron bars using their forehead alone to name just a few. “However it should be noted that although almost any object can be used as a
STORYTELLING: The performance developed from an idea of telling tales based on pictures. DIRECTOR: Douglas Irvine of Visible Fictions.