If you haven’t heard, the creators of NANTA and JUMP bring an entirely new non-verbal performance – CHEF: Bibimbap vs Chilli Crab to the table.
Watch how Green (representing Korea) and Red (representing Singapore) chefs cook up a storm as they have a go at each other. The epic battle between both chefs would easily have you in stitches between the hilarious banter and insanely dramatic moments. Watch out for appearances of local starlets and twin sisters Jayley and Hayley Woo who will take turns to play Cutie Chef.
This non-verbal performance from world-renowned creator Choi Chul Ki showcases both live beatboxing and b-boying, amidst much entertainment and laughter. Aside that, here’s why you should catch this local adaptation of new brand of “Bibap”.
Taking beat-boxing to the next level
As CHEF is a non-verbal performance, much of its theatrical effects rests upon the shoulders of the beat-boxers. Choi, the director-and-producer can certainly feel at ease as the beatboxing and b-boying in CHEF easily raised the roof.
The on-tempo and impactful beatboxing take centrestage in the non-verbal performance while it keeps us on the edge of our seats and anticipating for the next moment to come. You’d never know what tricks the unabashedly hilarious chefs have up their tricks – they never fail to surprise you.
Be held in rhapsody as you see how beatboxing is in sync with the amusing acts of the cast and how the vocal prowess of the beatboxers gives the performance that “oomph”. After all, Choi is the brilliant mind behind all-beatboxing, all-b-boying extravaganzas like NANTA, Jump and Beat.
If you recall seeing the Bibap back in 2009, you can be sure CHEF entails even more exhilarating choreography, music and madcap antics than in the original version.
Non-verbal yet entertaining
Unlike the typical fare, this non-verbal musical performance is one of its kind and it’s for all the good reasons. You may be hard-pressed to find a musical performance where the cast doesn’t speak much.
While skeptics may find such a performance to be lacking in emotions, CHEF proves otherwise with a captivating and wide repertoire of tricks. As the chefs battle it out in the kitchen, the slapstick humour in various moments will have you tickled pink. It is all the more so when you see the chefs and rest of the spectacular cast engage in mercurial antics, which are incredible yet downright hilarious at the same time.
Fair share of food, fun and laughter
CHEF certainly brings a local flavour to the table with the chefs cooking up delightful cuisines such as Chicken Soup Noodles and Chilli Crab. Nevertheless, it doesn’t just stop there – expect to hear local lingo and the colloquial language that resonates with us. You can’t help but to chuckle at these references and scenes.
There is even interaction with the audience where the gung-ho cast will invite some of the audience to join in the action happening on stage – and also decide the outcome of the cook-off.
So which chef will have the last laugh? You can only find out for yourself.
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