NANTA is a comic musical non-verbal performance derived from the traditional Korean instrumental performance “Samulnori.” The kitchen is its backdrop, chefs its main characters. Knives and other kitchen utensils are transformed into musical instruments in the hands of the performers. They thrill the audience with acrobatic cooking shows, a surprise wedding ceremony, and an exciting dumpling challenge.
NANTA has been one of the most popular shows in Korea ever since it premiered in October 1997, drawing the largest number of spectators in Korean stage history. NANTA made its international debut in 1999 at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it received an award for the best performance. Sincethen, it has been staged in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, the Netherlands, Australia, etc. Eventually NANTA made it all the way to New York, premiering at the Minetta Lane Theater on March 7, 2004 and running for one and a half years. NANTA had become the first Asian show to open its own off-Broadway theater!
The Synopsis: Washing vegetables, carrying meat loafs, setting fire, cooks at NANTA kitchen is about to begin their busy job as always, then the ill-natured manager brings his little nephew and lets him learn cooking. The manager leaves with a harsh order that they have to prepare a wedding reception, which was not in schedule. Good smells of foods being cooked get to cover all over the kitchen and smiling faces of hilarious cooks make both the stage and the audience united. The reception is at 6 o’clock and it is at hand! Will the NANTA cooks complete the preparation on time?
25-30 Sep 2012
Tuesday – Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday : 2.30pm & 7.30pm
VIP – $108
A Reserve – $88
B Reserve – $68
C Reserve – $48
How to Win a Pair of Tickets
NANTA is giving away a pair of tickets for 26 Sept (Wed) 7.30pm. Triple your chances to win the tickets by doing all three options:
1. Share the link on facebook (showing “via Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow.” Remember to set your privacy setting to “PUBLIC” so that we know who shares it.)
3. Leave a comment on the blog to answer this question: At which festival did NANTA win a Best Performance Award in 1999?
Contest ends 21 Sept, Fri, 2359hr. Only to address in Singapore. Good luck!
PS: A very big thank you to NANTA and Adlena for facilitating this giveaway.