Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre



The Zen Zen Zo aesthetic was forged partly from the ancient Asian dance-theatre traditions, where spirituality is at the fore, and partly in contemporary pop culture, where sound, light, movement and spectacle generate a visceral experience. Central to our work has also been the notion of “the carnivalesque” — the playful world of transgression and the grotesque, of inversion and the shadow.

This fusion of intercultural practice, visual theatre, and deep questioning about the human experience gives Zen Zen Zo its unique appeal, and continues to draw new audiences to the theatre.

Simon Woods, Performance Company Director

“It is forbidden to walk on the grass. It is not forbidden to fly over the grass.”
– Augusto Boal

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