Zhuang-ji 《莊姬》 - Where the male body tells the story of a legendary Chinese woman
A torturous night.
The brow covered in sweat, the body contorted by spasms.
Her dear boy, born amid chaos, becomes the orphan of Zhao.
She is Zhuang-ji. A princess, a wife, a lover, a mother.
She is beautiful and smart. She is mad and debauched.
Théâtre de la Feuille tackles The Orphan of Zhao for the third time after touring Europe and Asia. Combining physical techniques from Jacques Lecoq and traditional arts from the East, Zhuang-ji features an aesthetic beyond the norm – minimalist, poetic, wild – where the male body tells the story of a legendary Chinese woman.