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Piece for 7 Performers

Duration: 50min
Previews on 20 May 2020 at Colchester Arts Centre

From the award winning director of ĐẸP
“throughout ĐẸP, I am on the edge of my seat.” The Guardian
★★★★ The Observer

Concept and Choreography
Dam Van Huynh

Sound environment composition
Martyna Poznańska

Lighting Design
Antony Hateley

Costume Design
Emma Lyth

Sound Engineer
Michael Picknett

Performers
Paul Davies, Marc Krause, Marta Masiero, Elaine Mitchener, Ieva Navickaite, Tommaso Petrolo, Marley Seville

Photography
Foteini Christofilopoulou

“Let me begin again.” Ocean Vuong

Dam Van Huynh draws upon the words of writers, poets, activists as an awakening to his displaced experience as a child refugee from the Vietnam war. Moving from a state of disorientation into a state of consciousness, Rebirth retraces a personal experience of rediscovery.

The performance unravels a recollection of visual impressions and sensations, a memory book whose pictures and stories long forgotten begin to resurface, a distortion between memories and dreams. Movement responds to a field of light, sound and voice to illude the senses.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
With further support from Centre 151

Winner of the Asian Arts Award for Best Directing 2018

From the award winning director of ĐẸP

★★★★ The Observer
“We, and the dancers are forcefully confronted with our frailty, but also, ultimately, with our capacity for regeneration. Life goes on.”

Feature in the Guardian
“throughout Dep, I am on the edge of my seat.”

Spring Tour 2020

Wednesday 20 May – Colchester Arts Centre
Tuesday 26 May – Exeter Phoenix
Thursday 4 June –The Old Fire Station – Oxford