Help disadvantaged young people find their voice

Performance dates & times

Thursday 27 Feb
7:00 PM
Friday 28 Feb
7:00 PM
Saturday 29 Feb
2:00 PM, 7:00 PM

Running Time 70 minutes

Price range

Buy tickets to 3 or more eligible Asia TOPA shows in the same transaction and receive 15% off all Adult Tickets.

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$36.00 – $106.00
$40.00 – $100.00
Under 30***
*Not available in Restricted View
**Must buy 3 or more tickets in the same transaction to access this price. Only available in A and B Reserve
***Strictly limited allocation. Only available in A and B Reserve

Children aged under 2 years are admitted free of charge to this performance, provided they are seated on their carer’s lap without a pram. Please contact us on 1300 182 183 if you would like more information.

If you'd like to book a school group, please go to our A O Lang Pho schools page.

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Enthralling bamboo circus that fuses daring acrobatics, contemporary dance, live music and theatre magic to convey the beauty of Vietnamese culture.

Few works can claim to have pioneered a new art form, but A O Lang Pho has left audiences the world over enthralled by the extraordinary possibilities conjured when bamboo and circus meet.

'Bamboo circus' is a style of performance unlike anything you've witnessed before: just as bamboo bends without breaking, so too do the astonishing acrobats at the centre of this work perform dizzying feats of strength and agility, all the while sharing the stage with a constantly shifting set constructed entirely from the familiar wood.

Created by the founders of Nouveau Cirque du Vietnam, A O Lang Pho translates as from 'village to city', and over the course of this magical performance an expanding metropolis is constructed from bamboo poles, woven boats and baskets. From the idyllic beauty and rich culture of life in rural Vietnam to the bustle and sensation of cities on the rise, this transforming landscape is the playground for some of Vietnam's most talented acrobats as they fuse daring feats with contemporary dance and stunning visual theatre.

Directed by former Cirque du Soleil choreographer Tuan Le and set to a live score featuring traditional Vietnamese music and contemporary sounds, this vibrant portrait of a world in motion is full of laughter, thrills and undeniable charm.

Audiences of all ages will be spellbound by the extraordinary theatrical imagination of A O Lang Pho, and left buzzing with the energy of Vietnam.

  • Asia TOPA
  • Singapore Airlines

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