Japanese Manga artist Akio Tanaka joins the Olivier award-winning team behind Pied Piper for an explosive narrative dance work integrating hip-hop, Manga and martial arts for the world premiere of The Five & The Prophecy Of Prana at The Millennium Forum this October.
Five troublemakers are sent to a rehabilitation camp for young offenders run by the Grand Master of the Pih Poh Fu martial art. Unknown to them, he is also a Guardian of Prana – a secret warrior group entrusted with the protection of a spell controlling peace. When a rebellious Guardian seeks to seize power, the five must lead the battle of good against evil.
Inspired by Manga, this new production by Barbican Artistic Associate Boy Blue Entertainment is steeped in the visual identity and quirky characters central to the comic book genre.
‘Astonishing physical feats and driving dynamic… an assault on the senses’ Guardian on Pied Piper
Wednesday 2nd October 7.30pm & Thursday 3rd October 11.30am & 7.30pm
Image credit: Akio Tanaka