Van Huynh Company: Đep

- January 30th, 2019

March 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lancaster Arts
Lancaster University, Great Hall Complex, N Spine, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW

Event Details
8pm, Wednesday 06 March
£15 – £9.50
Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster
01524 594151

Winner of the Asian Arts Award for Best Directing 2018

Đẹp is the Vietnamese word for beautiful. With his latest work, choreographer Dam Van Huynh explores influences from his Southeast Asian heritage. In Vietnamese culture, death is also a form of rebirth. When a person dies, the family and community enact rituals that will enable the deceased to pass into another realm, a higher state of being. The dancers in Đẹp are nude for a purpose. Fragile, vulnerable and free from distraction, their movement begins at the point where the mind transcends the physical self, amplified by Martyna Poznanska”s numinous score.

Originally from Southern Vietnam, Dam Van Huynh and his family fled after the war and settled in the USA where Dam was raised – graduating from the Boston Conservatory of Music and Dance. He has worked with various companies and choreographers including Merce Cunningham, The Nevada Ballet, Portugal’s CeDeCe, Richard Alston and Phoenix Dance Theatre.