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Invisible Cities - the creation of...


Created inside Mayfield, Manchester’s iconic former railway depot, Invisible Cities was premiered at Manchester International Festival by Rambert, Leo WarnerSidi Larbi CherkaouiLolita Chakrabarti and 59 Productions and is a collision of theatre, choreography, music, architectural design and projection mapping.

Marco Polo imagines a succession of alternative worlds: Zenobia, a city of joy; Beersheba, a celestial city of gold; Isadora, a city of promise, seduction and desire...

City by unseen city, the young explorer conjures from the ether a vast and spectacular empire. All for the benefit of its emperor - Kublai Khan, the volatile head of a vast empire and his master - who may never get to see it for himself.

Director: Leo Warner
Co-Director & Choreographer: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui 
Adaptor: Lolita Chakrabarti
Concept & Design: 59 Productions
Composers: Dustin O’Halloran & Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie of A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Set Designer: Jenny Melville
Video Designer: Nicol Scott
Costume Designer: Laura Hopkins
Lighting Designer: Fabiana Piccioli
Sound Designer: Gareth Fry
Casting Director: Sam Jones CDG
Creative Advisor: Benoit Swan Pouffer

Produced by Manchester International Festival, 59 ProductionsRambert and Karl Sydow. Commissioned by Manchester International FestivalBrisbane FestivalHong Kong New Vision Arts FestivalSadler’s WellsSMG LiveSheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC) and Karl Sydow.

Winner of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2019.

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