Zenobia, a city of joy. Beersheba, a celestial city of gold. Isadora, a city of promise, seduction and desire. City by unseen city, the young explorer conjures from the ether a vast and spectacular empire - all for the benefit of its emperor, his master, who may never get to see it for himself...
Archive :: production:T420587754, play:S03612883, venue:V1414
Leo Warner, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Lolita Chakrabarti, 59 Productions and Rambert bring to life a series of fantastical places in this world-premiere production. Centred on the edgy relationship between Kublai Khan, the volatile head of a vast empire, and explorer Marco Polo, who must transcend a language barrier to describe it for him, this spellbinding mix of theatre, choreography, music, architectural design and projection mapping imagines a succession of alternative worlds ? and reimagines what is possible in live performance. Manchester International Festival. This event takes place at Mayfield (disused train depot), Baring Street M1 2PZ