Piece for 6/7 Performers

Duration: 50min
Premiered on 23 April 2022 at The House – University of Plymouth

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
Vocal improvisations: Elaine Mitchener
Costume Design: Emma Lyth
Lighting Design: Patricia Roldán Polo
Sound Engineer: Michael Picknett
Performers: Paul Davies, Laura Kenyon, Marc Krause, Wai Shan Vivian Luk, Elaine Mitchener, Tommaso Petrolo, Marley Seville
Texts by Thich Nhat Hanh, Trinh T. Min-ha, Mitsuye Yamada, Audre Lorde, Ocean Vuong
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 University of Plymouth and Centre 151

Upcoming performances: Re:birth

Previous dates:
20 April 2022 – The Old Fire Station – Oxford
23 April 2022 – The House – University of Plymouth
25 April 2022 – Exeter Phoenix
27 April 2022 – Colchester Arts Centre
30 November 2022 – Lancaster Arts
23 March 2023 – The Arts Centre, Edge Hill Universisty

Winner of the Asian Arts Award for Best Direction 2018

★★★★ 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.”

Production pictures by Brett Lockwood