Dancer in the Dark
An immigrant factory-worker is racing against time; her eyesight is deteriorating, but since her son has the same condition, her earnings go toward his surgery. Her only solace comes in the sunny, glamorous world of MGM musicals, where darkness doesn’t exist. But when a neighbour steals her precious savings, the fantasy turns deadly. Based on Lars von Trier’s 2000 film, director Bastian Kraft’s stage version (in German with English and Chinese surtitles) uses complex lighting designs to immerse audiences in a similar state of encroaching blindness. Presented by Hamburg’s Thalia Theatre.
Thu 18, 8pm; Fri 19-Sat 20, 9pm. 280-480RMB.