U-Theatre

Sword of Wisdom

NAC Southam Hall

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A scene of Mandala Offering, Sword of Wisdom

Photo courtesy of U-Theatre

A Downpour, Sword of Wisdom

Photo courtesy of U-Theatre

Sword of Wisdom

Photo courtesy of U-Theatre

NAC Premiere

NAC Presentation

Approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Taiwan’s extraordinary U-Theatre astonishes with overwhelming visual/aural spectacle in Sword of Wisdom. Fusing martial arts, drama, dance, and music, this is the compelling story of the Brave One as he faces fear, summons extreme courage, and searches for wisdom. Powerful, solid yet tranquil, Sword of Wisdom features awe-inspiring drumming, layered wooden and metal percussion, and Gurdjieff postures and gestures based on the sacred dances of India and Central Asia. Famous worldwide for discipline, virtuosity, and extreme beauty and precision of movement, U-Theatre presents dance and drumming as high art.

Supported by Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)

“There is a great and complex beauty to the drumming. The concentration and focus of the performers is impressive, as is the purity of their material.”

Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times

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