By RZO Dragon Productions, Global Creatures & DreamWorks Animation
Hisense Arena, March 8 to 11, 2012
Reviewer: Kate Herbert
This arena spectacular, directed ambitiously and deftly by Nigel Jamieson, began its global tour in Melbourne last night, to the unbridled glee and open-mouthed astonishment of the enormous crowd at Hisense arena.
This is really a show for the child of the 21st century as it is a digital technology dream that parallels video games and 3D movies and relies on form over content.
Cutting edge, animatronic technology marries with puppetry, projections, pyrotechnics, aerial and ground acrobatics, martial arts and hip hop, as these mythical creatures battle their human foes.
The tons of equipment suspended overhead are soon forgotten as these fantastical creatures come to life, develop individual personalities, engage with their human friends and enemies who battle with them and even fly on their backs over our heads.