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Zen Zen Zo

Zen Zen Zo is a Brisbane-based physical theatre ensemble that forges partly from the ancient spiritual Asian dance-theatre traditions, and partly in contemporary pop culture.


Founded in 1992 by Lynne Bradley and Simon Woods, the company has continually produced edgy, innovative theatre experiences ranging from radical interpretations of classics to original new works, and have been showcased throughout Australia and Asia.

At the forefront of contemporary, physical theatre performance and training in Australia for the past 15 years, Zen Zen Zo have drawn inspiration from the SITI Company, the Suzuki Company of Toga, La Fura Dels Baus, Dairakudakan, Complicite, Theatre de Soleil, The Sydney Performance Front, and Barrie Kosky.

Through their dynamic and engaging physical theatre experiences, as well as their dedication to inspiring and strengthening new work and emerging artists through workshops and physical theatre training courses, Zen Zen Zo’s unique appeal fuses old and new and spans several generations. For this reason, they are tapping into wider markets and fast becoming one of the leading experimental physical theatre companies in Australia.

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