THE ARTS

Ap­proach to Clock­work com­pared to Tarantino’s “Pulp Fic­tion for kids” War­riors kick off new show with

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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.

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