Wow! Where do I begin to review a show that has left me speechless?
Immortal Chi is a brand new martial arts spectacular direct from China that is currently touring the UK. We were lucky enough to have two performances at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre so I went down to see what it was all about. All I knew that it was from the producers of the renowned production Shaolin Warriors, so I was expecting to be amazed, although part of me thought it would be men rolling around on stage leaving me a little bored and confused.
Immortal Chi is about the journey of a Tai Chi Master who loses and gains his chi. The show captures his ultimate struggles, and your attention from beginning to end. The Chinese Martial Arts is absolutely breathtaking, using not only the traditional Chinese Wushu techniques, they’ve combined this with acrobatics, multi-media images and simply beautiful music and costumes.
The music and Chinese girl drummers are simply world class, you can feel their passion in the music, making it more of a dance than just simply playing an instrument. Their costumes are perfect giving them a certain class and the lighting throughout is tastefully done capturing each moment.
The show takes you through a journey of different emotions as you watch the dramatic scenes with metal bars, the perfectly choreographed dances, theatrical scenes, explosive music, electric lighting and the multi media images just amazed me; it also has comedy element to it but I don’t want to give too much away.
This show will not only appeal to martial arts enthusiasts as it also had a modern element to it keeping it up to date and appealing to a larger audience.
Immortal Chi is a kung fusion of arts not to be missed.