Gesundheit

Gesundheit

Piece for 3 performers and 1 live musician

Duration: 50min
Premiered at Dance Live Festival on 16th October 2014

Choreography: Dam Van Huynh
Music: Jamie Hamilton
Original text and vocal improvisation: Elaine Mitchener
Dramaturgy: Dan Ayling
Lighting:
Antony Hateley
Performers: Dom Czapski, Elaine Mitchener, Dam Van Huynh
Mentor: Adam Benjamin

Gesundheit! is an intimate gathering of individuals coming from different paths of life. Stepping in and stripping off conventions, the performers invite you to join in the circle for a 360 degree experience of dance, music and spoken word.

A raw, honest and unbridled meeting point, this intense encounter takes the audience into a unique world where three characters explore and unravel their relationship.

Co-produced by Step Out Arts
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Co-commissioned by DanceLive Festival with further support from VLC Community Centre, The Place and Rich Mix

Initial R&D phase supported by Dance United and Plymouth University with further support from Déda

Jamie Hamilton - Composer
www.jamiehamilton.net

Elaine Mitchener - Vocalist
www.elainemitchener.com

Robert Piwko - Photographer
www.robertpiwko.com

Previous dates:
16 October 2014 - Premiere - Dance Live, Aberdeen
30 January 2015 - Rich Mix, London
18 April 2015 - The Black-E, Liverpool
30 April 2015 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre

R&D
7 June 2013 - Rich Mix, London
19 April 2013 - University of Plymouth
5 April 2013 - Déda, Derby


ma ma ma… Mambo!

ma ma ma… Mambo!

Piece for 12 dancers

Duration: 40min
Premiered on Friday 22 June 2012 at Sheung Wan Civic Centre

Commissioned and Produced by Unlock Dancing Plaza
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Choreography: Dam Van Huynh
Rehearsal Director: Cho Yi
Set and Costume: Wong Kin Wai, Jan
Music: Jamie Hamilton
Lighting: Chan Kwan Chi, Samuel
Sound: Sze Ka Yan
Photography: Elsie Chau

Performed by Unlock Dancing Plaza and HKAPA Dance Ensemble CHIU Wing Tung, Malvina TAM Mei Wah, Tracy WONG Choi Si, Cliff HUEN Tin Yeung, Christy LEUNG Chui Ying, LIM Wei Wei, CHAN Chi Cheng, Hugh CHO Tak Po, Jessica CHEUNG Tin Wing, LI Yong Jing, Kenneth HUI Ka Chung, MAO wei

Sometimes there is nothing left to do except shake your body and boogie!

Unlock Dancing Plaza
www.unlock.com.hk

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
www.hkapa.edu

Jamie Hamilton - Composer
www.jamiehamilton.net


[Black Square]

[Black Square]

Piece for 14-21 dancers

Duration: 30min
Premiered on Friday 15 April 2011 at the Lyric Theatre - HKAPA

Commissioned by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts - HKAPA
Part of the Artist-in-Residence position scheme

Rehearsal Director: Cho Yi
Set and Costume: Bacchus Lee
Music: Jamie Hamilton
Lighting: Cal Ho Fu-lung

Performed by Academy Dance Ensemble Chan Chi-cheng, Vivian Chan Yee-ting, Tracy Chan Yuen-ting, Vonnie Chau Man-yee, Jessica Cheung Tin-wing, Karen Chiu Wing-tung, Cliff Huen Tin-yeung, Rita Kwong Lai-yin, Christy Leung Chui-ying, Li Cheng, Evains Lui Yuen-wai, Mao Wei, Kathy Mui Hoi-ting, Joseph Ngan Kin-fai, Su Ying, Tan Yaguangcun, Wang Ruochen, Wong Choi-si, Janet Wu Wing-yan, Katie Yau Ka-hei, Zhou Yun

Stirring up the space to reveal new dimensions: taking the audience to the core of the experience. The work begins with a solid form until the dancers invade the stage to gradually break and shatter the space.

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
www.hkapa.edu

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.


Martyna Poznanska

Martyna Poznanska

Martyna Poznańska is a cross-disciplinary artist who works with different media across disciplines, building connections between the intangible medium of sound and solid matter. This includes the practice of listening ...

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

Piece for 4 dancers

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

Commissioned by Dance United

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.

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
www.dance-united.com

Jamie Hamilton - Composer
www.jamiehamilton.net