Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Asia debut of Voices of the Amazon

Base Entertainment Asia and Sisters Grimm present a passionate dance musical, Voices of the Amazon, which explores rainforest development to show the importance of preserving the unique ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest whilst embracing the true spirit of Brazil.

Set amidst the Brazilian rainforest, Voices of the Amazon follows Beleza, a water spirit, whose quest to cure her dying sister leads her into the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. To her shock and dismay, she discovers the forest is no longer as abundant in plants and natural medicines.

The show features a fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and capoeira and a sensational musical score containing sounds recorded from the Amazon rainforest, with music and songs performed in English and Portuguese. The show aims to highlight the damaging effects of deforestation, the loss of natural medicines and plants and the importance of sustainability.

The Cast and every thing else
Featuring a sensational musical score composed in collaboration with Brazilian songwriters and world-renowned percussionist Olodum, this unique production fuses ballet, contemporary dance and capoeira with live music

Theater, film and television actor Jeremy Irons, who has also done extensive voice work, will be lending his voice to the Voices of the Amazon in a pre-recorded narration. Irons has one of the most varied international film careers, going beyond the expected costume dramas to offer award-winning performances as men of all eras and motives.

Performed by an exceptionally talented company of 14 International performers, Voices of the Amazon promises an exhilarating live experience for all the family, embracing the true spirit of Brazil.

Voices of the Amazon is choreographed by Helen Pickett, in collaboration with Brazilian songwriters Danny Nascimento, Dito Martins and Julien Davis and percussionists Olodum. The show has lighting designed by Ben Cracknell, stage and costume designed by Temple Clark and sound designed by Adrian Rhodes. World Wildlife Fund, EDEN and Alexander Van Tulleken will provide scientific consultation.

An interesting (and Proud) fact about Singapore
Singapore is one of the only two cities in the world with a sizeable area of primary rainforests within its built-up area. Though the nature areas may not be large, it offers medicinal properties, home to a variety of flora and fauna, is part of its natural heritage, an escape for its people to relax and serves as a water catchment area and hence, should be protected and restored.

Chief executive officer of Base Entertainment Asia Chantal Prudhomme said, “Though sustainable development in Singapore took root long before conservation became fashionable, the city-state is becoming an urban landscape where trees, rainforests and natural scenes have been replaced by buildings. With a show like Voices of the Amazon, audiences’ attention will be drawn to the importance of respecting the environment and learn the lessons that rainforests hold for the city as it aims to grow sustainably.”
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Voices of the Amazon will be making its Asian premiere in Singapore and tickets are now on sale, here are the details

Show Date 
Friday, 28 July 2017 and Saturday 29 July 2017

Show Time
Friday: 8pm, Saturday: 2pm & 8pm

Sands Theatre

Ticket Pricing (Excludes Booking Fee)
VIP Reserve : S$135
A Reserve : S$115
B Reserve : S$85
C Reserve : S$65
D Reserve : S$45

Online Ticketing
Sands Theatre

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Disclaimer : We received complimentary tickets to watch Voices of the Amazon for the purpose of this post.  No other compensation were received.