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A O SHOW – CG

A O SHOW

The name ‘A O’ derives from ‘Lang Pho’, which means ‘village and city’. The show depicts the charming beauty and cultural richness of Vietnamese life in the countryside, in contrast with the nation’s racing urbanization. The show is a unique mix of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, contemporary dance, and theatrical visual art. The live music echoes Vietnamese Southern work songs. All in all, this beautiful blend of genres creates a unique stage language, which well captures the essence of Vietnam’s fascinating culture.

$32.00

A O SHOW

The name ‘A O’ derives from ‘Lang Pho’, which means ‘village and city’. The show depicts the charming beauty and cultural richness of Vietnamese life in the countryside, in contrast with the nation’s racing urbanization. The show is a unique mix of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, contemporary dance, and theatrical visual art. The live music echoes Vietnamese Southern work songs. All in all, this beautiful blend of genres creates a unique stage language, which well captures the essence of Vietnam’s fascinating culture.

À O Show, phonetically understood as the Ahhh! Ohhh!

how, has its meaning derived from the word ‘village’ and ‘city’ in Vietnamese. The show has performed since Feb 2013 at the magnificinet Saigon Opera House, and tours Europe regularly for several months every year from 2015 to 2017.


It depicts the charming beauty and richness in culture of Vietnamese lives in the countryside versus the country’s racing urbanization, in a 60-minute length.

The show is a mix of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, contemporary dance and theatrical visual art. Mesmerizing live music, which echoes Southern work songs, scenic lighting design, and unique bamboo creatures make this performancea must- see during anyone’s visit to Ho Chi Minh City.

One of the unique elements of A O show is its bamboo props inspired from tools used in daily routines of Vietnamese. Among all different materials, bamboo has been chosen as the key material, due to its notable economic and cultural significance to Vietnam. Bamboo can be found almost everywhere in the countryside. A typical traditional Vietnamese village is always surrounded by thick bamboo hedges. Bamboo is used as building, home decorating materials, household product materials and food source (bambo sprouts).

In A O, bamboo represents for the youth, flexibility, straightforwardness, unity and beauty in spirits of Vietnamese people. Although bamboo is popular in daily life, it takes a while to transform bamboo tools into stage props. A O team spend two months to brainstorm, experiment and create short performances with many bamboo daily tools such as fishing boats, poles, volleyballs, vender handles.

Those shortlisted, was then, going through steps of redesign and reconstruction. For instance, fishing boats were strengthened from the inside to support the weights of performers. Surface of every tool is smoothened and specialized polished in order to avoid cuts to performers’ hands and feet. The end product must meet all requirements from aesthetic, safety, durability, authenticity and functionality.

A O SHOW

The name ‘A O’ derives from ‘Lang Pho’, which means ‘village and city’. The show depicts the charming beauty and cultural richness of Vietnamese life in the countryside, in contrast with the nation’s racing urbanization. The show is a unique mix of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, contemporary dance, and theatrical visual art. The live music echoes Vietnamese Southern work songs. All in all, this beautiful blend of genres creates a unique stage language, which well captures the essence of Vietnam’s fascinating culture.

$32.00

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