LE NOIR – a brand new circus spectacular opened at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, last Tuesday (12 Mar), direct from a sold-out world-premiere season in Tokyo. It will be showing at Sands Theatre till 7 April 2013.
Full cast of Le Noir (picture via Base Entertainment website)
The show features former performers from the acclaimed Cirque Du Soleil with a cast of world class acrobats, musicians, specialty acts and comedians. I had the privilege to catch it on the opening night.
This guy’s body is as flexible as Dhalsim from Street Fighter! (picture via Base Entertainment website)
There is no linear storyline to weave the show together. Seemingly disjointed speciality acts and acrobatic performances transits from one to the next with the use of visually spectacular costumes and dance acts.
My favourite act. It features a guy spinning metal frames. It may seem simple compared to some of the other performances, but it is really visually stunning.
A circus master acted as a central comedic character to engage and interact with the audience, helping to warm the audience before and after each act.
The circus master/ clown (picture via Base Entertainment website)
The official website aptly described Le Noir’s content as “risqué, seductive and at times hilariously naughty”.
Dangerously beautiful. (picture via Base Entertainment website)
With a slew of beautifully chiseled bodies parading before the audience in a unique show arena that allows for 360 viewing, it is hard not to be left awe-stricken.
Fundamentally, Le Noir is just a string of acrobatic and specialty acts.
How Le Noir stands out is with the artful packaging of the whole show into a visual spectacular so beautiful that you find attention all glued on the stage.
The production is fast paced, extremely funny and highly entertaining. I enjoyed myself very much, even though I do not usually enjoy theatrical performances with no clear narrative.
Go catch it if you are looking for a visual treat.
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