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Collision

Collision

Piece for 3 performers

Duration: 15 min.
Created in Septembre 2008, commissioned by The Place Prize and sponsored by Bloomberg

This piece received the audience choice every night for ten nights.

Choreography: Dam Van Huynh
Dancers: Dam Van Huynh, David Mack, Franklyn Lee
Music: Lee J Malcolm
Lighting: Helen Cain
Costume: Silvestre Sanchez Strattner
Costume maker: Lorna Clayton
Photography: Yolanda Yorke-Edgell, Benedict Johnson

Collision represents a male trio challenging the elements. In a tense atmosphere, the dancers appear on a stage plunged into the shade to defend their individuality.

Lee J Malcolm - Composer
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Benedict Johnson - Photographer
www.benedictjohnson.com


Marsquake

Marsquake

Piece for 4 dancers

Duration: 20min
Premiered on the Saturday 20 October 2012 at The Place

Commissioned by Dance United
Part of the Artist-in-Residence position scheme

Choreography: Dam Van Huynh
Rehearsal Director: Haris Marathefti, Lyndsey Thomas with support from Rowena Evans and Veronica Monk
Costume: Becky Hayes, Frances Morris
Music: Jamie Hamilton
Lighting: Jonathan Samuels
Photography: Pari Naderi, taken at Siobhan Davies Studios in London
Performed by Academy Dance Ensemble Atakan Aydin, Moshood Ibrahim, Scott Miles, Ali Sheikh

Dance United
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Jamie Hamilton - Composer
www.jamiehamilton.net


UK-China Collaboration

UK-China Collaboration

A cultural choreographic exchange project led by Van Huynh Company with partners Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). Van Huynh Company was invited to be resident choreographer for 2 weeks in each respective University (UK/China) developing a work before bringing all artists together for a week finalising the creative process at CCCU. The result was  a unique working model bringing together artists from different countries/cultures through dance.


Dance Bridges Festival

Dance Bridges Festival

Dam Van Huynh led residencies at Dance Bridges Festival in Kolkata - India in 2017 and 2015. These residencies allowed Dam and his company to connect with local and international artists, developing new work made in Kolkata and presenting it as part of the Festival.

Dam is currently Associate Director of Dance Bridges Festival - an international non-profit organisation believing in excellence and the power of community; building alliances through a cutting edge biennial international dance festival and associated events; aiming to empower local communities to transform Kolkata into creative city.


Winding-Twist

Winding-Twist

A dynamic duet created by Dam Van Huynh as part of an on going commitment to nurturing and developing works for youth artists. The duet was premiered alongside the main company as a curtain raiser and was invited to be performed for the Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge.


Mix

Mix

A choreographic commission for The Place – London Contemporary Dance School. The work was created for 16 dance artist and premiered as part of an evening of work by renown international Choreographers.


Discovery – Vietnam

Discovery – Vietnam

A creative development project supported by British Council/Arts Council England through the Artist International Development Fund (AIDF)  giving Dam Van Huynh an invaluable opportunity to spend a month and a half in his birth country Vietnam - engaging with local artists, learning traditional and contemporary ideas and collecting music samples as part of his heritage rediscovery process. This experience has triggered a pivotal shift in Van Huynh's movement language inviting him to delve ever deeper into the nature of the human condition.


Marsquake

Marsquake

A work in collaboration with Dance United – a charity organisation which aims at positively changing lives of marginalised and hard-to-reach people through high-quality dance training and performance, for 4 male dancers premiered at The Place as part of an evenings of works under the theme of a Holding Space.


Hong Kong Residency

Hong Kong Residency

This two year residency enabled Dam Van Huynh to explore his creative voice and movement language with full support by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. It was in this residency where he was able to push the limits of his ideas on the diverse movement qualities and textures of the human body forming his unique movement language influenced by Western and Eastern ideas. During his residency, Van Huynh was able to work with dance students from HKAPA and deliver international tours to Busan International Festival – Korea, M1 Fringe Festival – Singapore and impulsed a collaborative project between HKAPA and Hong Kong based dance company Unlock Dancing Plaza.


Ieva Navickaite

Ieva Navickaite

Ieva was born in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1991. There she graduated from A.Martinaitis Visual Art School and Kaunas Dance School. Later Ieva majored in Dance at Idyllwild Arts Academy, CA, ...