"There was a tiger in the jungle behind her mother's house.
"Crocodiles were hiding in the muddy river. Human sharks passed by in lorries on their way to India, leaving behind a trail of lost children."
Nepalese artists perform their deeply personal story of being trafficked into the circus industry as young children, using the means of their enslavement to speak against it. Circus, spoken word, movement and ceremony are used to show how, against all odds, Renu Ghalan and Aman Tamang survived their childhood and created their own destiny. Loan TP Hoang, a Vietnamese-Norwegian circus performance artist, joins them in an inspiring, authentic, raw and heart-warming performance about life and circus, entertainment and reflection.
Produced through an international partnership between artistic directors from renowned companies NoFit State and Circus Xanti, As a Tiger in the Jungle will be a unique theatrical circus experience.
Supported by NoFit State, Pontio, Baerum Kulturhus, Porsgrunn International Theater Festival, Black-E, ChoraChori Nepal
Age Guidance: 12+
Cast: Renu Ghalan (Nepal), Loan TP Hoang (Vietnam / Norway) and Aman Tamang (Nepal)
Text, Script and Direction: Sverre Waage (Norway)
Creative Producer: Ali Williams (Wales)
Music: Per Zanussi (Norway / Italy)
Musicians in studio: Harpreet Bansal (India / Norway), Sanskriti Shrestha (Nepal / Norway) & Per Zanussi (Norway)
Set & Costume Design: Rhi Matthews (Wales)
Set & Circus Rig Design: Tarn Aitken (England)
Lighting Design: Leif LePage (Wales)
Assistant Choreography & Circus Skills: Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn (Norway / Filipinos) & Mish Weaver (England)
Producers: Ali Williams (Wales) & Sverre Waage (Norway)
Ali Williams [email protected]