This year the Young Vic celebrates Christmas Brazilian style. Inspired by the stories and culture of the rainforest, Amazonia is another exciting departure from traditional seasonal fare. An enchanting adventure for everyone age 7 and up.
Amazonia is written and directed by Paul Heritage (AfroReggae) and Brazil's great comic actor Pedro Cardoso, who will also be in the cast. It will be designed by Gringo Cardia, (AfroReggae, Cirque du Soleil) and will feature both Brazilian and British actors.
Twin boys take refuge in a tree in the rainforest and a spirit casts a spell over all who pass beneath its branches.
Years later a troupe of dancers rehearses in the forest. Confusion erupts as friends and enemies change bodies, transformed by the enchanted tree. The world looks different through another pair of eyes.
Amaznia is the climax of this year's Young Vic international project, co-produced with People's Palace Projects (PPP). It will draw on the various performances and events taking place throughout the year in
London and the riverside Amazon town, Rio Branco. As well as conveying the popular culture of the forest region, Amaznia will also celebrate the life and legacy of the great Brazilian environmentalist Chico Mendes, twenty years on from his assassination.
For ages 7+
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