From the producer of the worldwide hit Shaolin Warriors comes a spectacular new fusion of Chinese martial arts and jaw-dropping acrobatics, accompanied by an all-female percussion ensemble.
Immortal Chi weaves a compelling narrative around a Tai-Chi master and his ultimate challenge to regain his inner energy and life force.
Audiences can expect to see adrenalin-packed stunts, traditional weaponry, incredible feats of human endurance, innovative video projections and stunning costumes. In short, Immortal Chi is a feast for the senses that brings the ancient traditions and rich theatrical history of China to life with a rousing 21st century twist.
The show kicked off its world premiere tour in the UK in 2014, delighting audiences and critics alike. It is an unforgettable theatrical experience for all ages.
A CPAAP production
Creator & Director – Érick Villeneuve
Érick Villeneuve is a highly sought-after director, multimedia artistic director and visual designer. For the last 25 years, he has created spectacular large-scale productions all over the globe with his company Multimedia Novalux.
Era, intersection of time marked the first international permanent show ever staged in China, and has been running in Shanghai since its creation in 2005. Kaleido, an acrobatic multimedia show, had a two-year run in the Gong Theatre in Shanghai. Villeneuve’s equestrian multimedia extravaganza Cavalia has dazzled more than two million spectators since the beginning of its world tour in 2003. During summer 2015, he directed a new equestrian show in France, Eqi. In addition to these directing credits, he played a key role in the visual conception of numerous international events such as the Winter Olympics closing ceremonies in Torino (2006) and creative consultant at Vancouver Olympic Games (2010), the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, the Biennale di Firenzi, Arturo Brachetti’s World Tour, the inauguration of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, as well as the staging of operas Aida and Nabucco in Europe.
Music Director: Luc Boivin
Choreographer: Phenix Lin
Costume Designer: Mireille Vachon
Set Designer: Josh Zangen
Special FX and Control Designer: Louis-Pierre Morin
Music Programmer: Gabriel Duceppe
Lighting Designer: Jacques Lévesque
Video Content Director: Jean Francois Robichaud
Director’s Artistic Assistant: Sonya St-Martin
Production Coordinator: Valérie Gareau