Duration: 50min
Premieres on 13-14 May 2022 at Rich Mix – London

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
Performance: Tommaso Petrolo
Composer: Ian Tang
Lighting Design: Patricia Roldán Polo
Costume Design: Emma Lyth
Sound Engineer: Michael Picknett
Photography: Rocio Chacon

In Realness is an artistic collage of sounds, collected texts, and movement references which stand in resistance of the status quo. Dam Van Huynh, as a queer Vietnamese artist, opposes stereotypes of Asian politics as being quiet and internal. He embodies through his piece a dissent from prejudices and inequality and its effects on our society.

Desmond Tutu said ‘if you are neutral in the face of injustice, you are on the side of the oppressor’. Remembering such words lifts us out of silence and stirs up collective activism and collective care. Individual voices, brought together, create a body of resistance against oppressive norms and behaviours, amplifying our resilience, building unity and communicative power.

Supported by Centre 151