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Experience
Prologue


On the way to a pageant held in their honor, the Imperial Twins challenge each other's skills in the ancestral art of sword play.

On this day of celebration, little do they know of the real challenges awaiting them... Of the roaring thunder that will soon shatter the joyful sounds of their laughter... Of the destruction and mayhem that will force an entire people into exile and... Of the chaos of war about to separate a brother from a sister.

This is the story of the coming of age of a young man and a young woman through their encounters with love, conflict and the duality of KÀ, the fire that can either unite or separate, destroy or illuminate.

The ushers who great the audience are part of the pre-show animation; they are courtiers in the Imperial court, they are “in character”, chatting and interacting with the guests while they seat them. The cavernous showroom suggests that we are in an underground cave or mine Large fireballs periodically leap from the abyss at the front of the theatre. Atmospheric sound effects, dissonant chords of music and guttural whispers can be heard throughout the theatre (played through the personal sound system embedded in each theatre seat).

Slowly, the Archers creep out onto the catwalks. They have a fearsome demeanor as they jump from catwalk to catwalk flying from level to level and set about their work in the mine. The theatre is aflutter with activity with Archers flying about when the Evil Counselor emerges and slinks across the ledge of the pit where he is joined by his son. They are about to discuss the rare element which the workers are mining when some hapless audience member flashes a camera in their faces The Counselor's Son pulls the inconsiderate guest from the audience onto the ledge of the abyss, confiscates his camera and tosses it into the void where it erupts in a fiery flash. The same fate befalls the guest's cell phone when it starts to ring and, when he is about to light a cigarette, the guest himself is thrown into the void!

With a tap from the Evil Counselor's percussive sticks, the Archers on the catwalks erupt into a series of battle cries, the lights dim and the show begins.

 

• "O Makunde"

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