It isn’t everyday that a Canadian theatre icon, Robert Lepage, visits Vancouver. His The Blue Dragon/Le Dragon bleu is a theatrical creation involving Chinese calligraphy, lighting, sound and video effects, subtitles, dance, mythology, often eye-tricking staging, quick changes, a trick ending, and no intermission.
This play marks the return of that play’s central figure (played by Robert Lepage) an artist who resurfaces in Shanghai 20 years later. Set in the effervescent paradox that is modern China, his encounters with a former art school classmate and a young Chinese artist open unexpected doors and bring about fundamental changes for each of them. From Vancouver2010
Check out this short clip of The Blue Dragon:
Just in case you didn’t understand a word of this video, there are performances in both English and French.
And did I mention that this play is being held at the new Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre at SFU Woodward’s development in downtown Vancouver? The seats still have tags on them!
You can purchase tickets on Vancouver2010.
Be sure to check out the other amazing Cultural Olympiad events happening throughout the Lower Mainland! Some events are ticketed, but many are free, too! Find out more information on their official Vancouver2010 website.