Brought to Milton Keynes direct from Cambodia by IF: 2012, this is the UK Premiere of Rouge.
Thought-provoking and dramatic, Rouge is a mesmerising and uplifting performance echoing the hope that the current, younger generation have for Cambodia’s future. This extraordinary show is about memory in a country where younger generations have grown up believing that the Khmer Rouge and their reign of terror in the 1970s is just myth.
A collaboration between Cambodian circus school Phare Ponleu Selpak and French dance company Compagnie UBI, Rouge features a cast of exceptional young male performers and live music from a two-piece gamelan band.
These daring young performers use dance, acrobatics, drama and circus arts to rewind and replay memories of their country's recent history to remarkably powerful effect.
Phare Ponleu Selpak (meaning 'brightness of the arts') was set up in 1994 by eight young Cambodians who had spent their childhoods in refugee camps at the Thai border. Gathering together children at risk including streets kids, trafficked children and orphans and, using the skills they had been taught in the refugee camps, they helped them to reintegrate into society. Phare Ponleu Selpak offers training in circus arts and now 20 of those children are young adults who have become outstanding professional artists, performing in Cambodia and around the world.
This is the first time that the company Phare Ponleu Selpak and also the production Rouge have been to the UK.
Read a review about Rouge in The Stage here
Presented in association with London’s Southbank Centre
Rouge is part of the London 2012 Festival.
Date & Time 20-23 July 2012, UK Premiere
Friday 20 July - 7.30pm
Saturday 21 July - 2pm
Sunday 22 July - 7.30pm
Monday 23 July - 7.30pm
Venue Big Top Theatre Tent, Campbell Park MK9 4AD
Tickets £17.50, £16 under 16s
Family of 4 £60 (max 2 adults)
Big Top Theatre Tent Deals:
10% off if you book for 3 different Theatre Tent shows (Plecs, Rouge & Score)
5% off if you book for 2 different Theatre Tent shows
Please call 01908 280800 to get the ticket deal
Tickets will be posted out from the beginning of May onwards