Piece for 7 Performers

Duration: 50min
Previews on 20 April 2022 at The Old Fire Station – Oxford

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

Costume Design
Emma Lyth

Sound Engineer
Michael Picknett

Performers
Paul Davies, Laura Kenyon, Marc Krause, Wai Shan Vivian Luk, Elaine Mitchener, 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, Re:birth 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 Direction 2018

From the award winning creator 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 2022

Wednesday 20 April – The Old Fire Station – Oxford
Saturday 23 April – The House – University of Plymouth
Monday 25 April – Exeter Phoenix
Wednesday 27 April – Colchester Arts Centre