From concept to stage, it’s been a 30-month long labour of love.
Finally, our resident show Voyage de la Vie is now on at Festive Grand.
Voyage de la what, you ask?
The french name translates to “the journey of life” in English and the 90-minute visual feast promises to be a theatrical circus spectacular.
And once again you may ask, just what is a “theatrical circus spectacular”?
Let’s break it down then:
1. It’s fast paced – the performers are fast on their feet and very, very agile;
2. It’s colourful – we’ve got lots of costumes and stunning sets;
3. It has music- our protagonist floats through an imaginary world, enriched with music;
3. It’s filled with stunts and death-defying circus acts – I mean, what are circus acts that don’t flirt with danger?
Still confused? Well, we’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Here’s a look at some of the characters, and a brief introduction to the story.. of the Journey of Life.
|Jonathan Leong plays the Boy.|
Voyage de la Vie is really the Journey of Life of our key character, simply named The Boy. Bored of his mundane existence in the doldrums of the corporate world, he was inexplicably teleported to an imaginary world. There, he meets various unusual characters, representing the various phases in life to realise in the end that more than the destination, the journey is truly the important part.
|Alexey Goloborodko plays The Game Master.|
The Game Master is a friendly and mischievous sprite, and a contortionist extraordinaire. We’ve watched the Game Master at play many, many times. And we are spellbound by his moves. Every time.
|Viktor Kee plays The Lantern Keeper.|
The Lantern Keeper is a guide; he leads the Boy around the strange and wondrous imaginary world, and plays teacher as well. He imparts the all- important lesson that life is about balance. Both dramatic and graceful; it’s hard not to be mesmerized by his ultimate balancing act- Juggling. He may make it looks like a breeze, but we assure you it’s not.
|Jarrett & Raja plays The Magician & The Maestro.|
Masters of Illusion, The Magician and The Maestro will teach the Boy to seperate the line between illusion and reality, for not everything is what it seems to be. And there will be plenty of laughs in between.
|Melanie Chy plays The Diva.|
The mysterious Diva teases the Boy with her enthralling ways and sultry moves. With her sensuous hand balancing display of strength and agility, she draws him into an inner struggle of Love and Temptation.
|Aurelia Cats plays The Crystal Cat.|
Under the light of the silvery moon and a blanket of stars , the Boy falls into a deep sleep. And emerging from the crescent moon is the Crystal Cat. She beckons to the sleeping Boy to join her in the solitude of the moonlight, but never quite comes near his reach. She elegantly twirls and twists high in the air on her crystal trapeze, before disappearing back into the sky.
|Liina Aunola plays Life|
|Martti Peltonen plays Death|
The Balance of Life and Death. Poles apart but yet inseparable, Life teaches the Boy the freedom of one’s life journey, while Death is always tempting and manipulating life. Together, they represent that life is nothing without risk and danger.
So what happens next? Well, you’ll know when you watch the show.
Take part in our contest. Tell us why you want to watch Voyage de la Vie, and stand to win a pair of tickets & backstage pass! Details here.
For more details or purchase of tickets, please visit our website: www.rwsentosa.com.