Part of ReNew Vision and presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong.
Fall into the head of Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan to experience this mind-blowing moment of transcendental understanding. In a perpetual conversation with Venetian explorer and philosopher Marco Polo – a dialogue that has spanned centuries – the pair have variously discussed the meaning of the Empire, the fabric of the universe and the nature of existence. As they transcend their own time and find themselves in our present day, Marco offers Kublai a radical new perspective on the world: that it is not stones but stories that hold the cities of the world together.
Inspired by Invisible Cities – a hybrid theatre/dance piece from 59 Productions and Rambert – Stones of Venice is a digital glimpse of the world that will be brought to life live on stage next year for the 2021 New Vision Arts Festival.
Conceived and Created by 59 Productions in collaboration with Jeffrey Shaw and City University of Hong Kong.
Commissioned by New Vision Arts Festival.