When most people think of circus performances, they think of the big top and the clowns, acrobats, and animals that perform within it. But there is a new circus show on the scene that is shaking up the traditional notion of what a circus performance can be. Lang Toi: The world’s first bamboo circus show blends ancient Southeast Asian circus traditions with the latest in contemporary circus performance, using bamboo poles and hoops to create an unforgettable spectacle. The show is a must-see for anyone who wants to experience the excitement of a traditional circus with a modern twist.
What is the Lang Toi bamboo circus performance?
Lang Toi is a Vietnamese bamboo circus show produced by Lune Production and now performing in Hanoi. Also known as, The Little Village Show, the show is a delicate balance between old and new, with village life in Northern Vietnam shown through the lens of a fresh bamboo circus approach. Ancestral bamboo props, stunning circus acts and acrobatics, rhythmic dances, and enchanting folk music from over 20 different traditional musical instruments are used to re-create farming activities, construction activities, traditional games, and rural lifestyles.
The performers use their bodies and the bamboo poles to create amazing feats of strength and agility. The show is also interactive, with audience members being invited to participate in some of the stunts.
Speaking to CNN, the director of Lan Toi, Tuan Le, explains: “With Lang Toi and with our concept, we want people to understand the value of what we have in our tradition,” and he continues, “I use acrobats and their elements and techniques to write the story that doesn’t need to be translated.”
Where can I see the Lang Toi bamboo circus show?
The show is performed in Hanoi, Vietnam in Hanoi Opera House and Hanoi Vietnam Tuong Theatre. It has also been performed in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
How can I purchase tickets to see the show?
Tickets to see the Lang Toi bamboo circus show can be purchased online at the website: Lune Production. Tickets are also available at the box office of the venue where the show is being performed. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit the website.
FAQs about Lang Toi bamboo circus show
1. What kind of tricks and stunts are performed in the Lang Toi bamboo circus?
Some of the tricks and stunts that are performed in the Lang Toi bamboo circus include human pyramids, juggling, tightrope walking, and acrobatics.
2. Where can I see the Lang Toi bamboo circus?
The Lang Toi bamboo circus can be seen in various places around Vietnam, such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hue.
3. Where are Hanoi Opera House and the Hanoi Vietnam Tuong Theatre located?
The Hanoi Opera house is located at 01 Trang Tien St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi.
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The Hanoi Vietnam Tuong Theatre is located at 51A Duong Thanh St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi.
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4. How much does it cost to see the Lang Toi bamboo circus?
The cost of seeing the Lang Toi bamboo circus varies depending on where you see the show. Generally, ticket prices range from around 630,000 VND (approximately 30USD).
5. Are there any age restrictions for seeing the Lang Toi bamboo circus?
There are no age restrictions for seeing the Lang Toi bamboo circus. However, it is recommended for children to be supervised by an adult as some of the tricks and stunts performed can be dangerous.