New Vietnamese Circus

Làng Tôi - My village

2011, December 22-23 & 25-29 *
Main Stage
70min (no intermission)
Hanoi’s New Circus takes us on a poetic journey to distant Vietnam and the Far East.
15 - 20 - 25 €
Concs 10 - 15 €
Hanoi’s New Circus takes us on a poetic journey to distant Vietnam and the Far East. An outstanding group of young artists from the worlds of the circus, music, the theatre and street art, reproduces images and sensations from the everyday life of a tranquil village lost among the paddy fields. A minimal production which uses original bamboo props, Lang toi draws its inspiration from both the rich Vietnamese circus tradition and new techniques to provide young and old alike with a unique on-stage experience which often seems to challenge the laws of gravity.

* On Wednesday, 28 December, extra day performance, 11:00 a.m.


Stage Director: Le Tuan Anh
Authors: Nhat Ly Nguyen, Le Tuan Anh, Lan Maurice Nguyen
Artistic Director: Lan Maurice Nguyen
Project Coordinator: Nhat Ly Nguyen
Music Composer: Nhat Ly Nguyen
Choreographer: Tan Loc
Lighting and technical Director: Dominique Bonvallet
Photographer: Anh Phuong Nguyen
Circus actresses: Dinh Thi Loan, Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, Nguyen Thi Diem Loan, Nguyen Ngoc Thi Tuyet Hoan, Nguyen Thanh Huyen, Tran, Thanh Hoa
Circus actors: Cao Xuan Hien, Dinh Anh Tuan, Nguyen Quang Su, Nguyen Quang Tho, Nguyen Duc Truong, Tran Kim Ngoc, Tran Ngoc Dung, Vu Duc Long
Musicians: Nguyen Minh Chi, Nguyen Duc Minh, Pham Van Doanh, La Y San, Pham Van Ty
Co-producers: National Circus of Vietnam (Hanoi),L’Espace Malraux - Scène nationale de Chambéry, Le Musée du quai Branly, La Scène nationale de Sénart, Le Théâtre national de Bordeaux en AquitaineLe Théâtre - Scène nationale d’Angoulème
With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Hanoi and of L’Espace, French Cultural Centre

World premiere: June 2009, Le Musée du quai Branly, Paris