Saturday, 6 June 2009

Fire & acrobatics live on stage in Nanta (Cookin')

Date: 18-27 June
Venue: The Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1HL
Fee: £15 - £25, concessions available
Box office: 0871 230 1552

From 18-27 June, Nanta (Cookin') will perform acrobatic cooking, comic dance routines and traditional Korean rhythms live on stage at the Rose.
Nanta, which means to 'relentlessly strike' is a high energy visual spectacular for all the family. Set in a kitchen, four capricious cooks prepare a wedding banquet and turn all kinds of kitchen items - pots, pans, dishes, knives, bottles, brooms and even each other - into percussion instruments. With no spoken word, Nanta is perfect for every age, culture and race.

Described as 'a show that can satisfy the world' Nanta has received great critical acclaim since it's premier in Seoul 12 years ago. After being voted 'Best Performance' at the Edinburgh Festival 1999, touring 23 countries and achieving sell-out success on Broadway, Nanta comes to Kingston for it's only UK date.

The shows creator, Song Seung Hwan explained why Nanta has been popular around the world:

“Nanta has no linguistic barrier; presented in a kitchen, the show is unique with rhythms recognised in eastern and western culture. Everyone can relate to it and that's what makes it such great show.” Song Seung Hwan

Following it's run in Kingston, Nanta will head to Africa and Taiwan.

Nanta is a part of the Korean Cultural Waves and the Third New Malden Arts Festival 2009 organised by Theatre 4 All and supported by the Royal Borough of Kingston and Korean Cultural Centre UK.

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