06, 09 & 10 Jun
Hanoi & Hue

The British Council Vietnam presents a contemporary dance piece entitled ‘Roam’ by Tom Dale Company, UK.

‘Roam’ is a captivating journey by five stunning dancers into a world of swinging sub bass and complex percussion, with specially commissioned tracks from maverick producer/composer Shackleton and drum & bass outfit Sion. ‘Roam’ takes as its starting point the human requirement to explore and experience, and incorporates the work of poet Rick Holland.

Life’s roaming pulse is the unstoppable condition in which life finds itself, relentlessly dragging us into the unknown, connecting moment to moment, for survival, inspiration, meaning, distraction….., conscious or unconscious.

Schedules & Tickets

• Hanoi
Sun 06 June, 8 pm
Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hanoi

Free tickets can be picked up at the British Council, 20 Thuy Khue and the Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham from 31 May.

• Hue
Wed 09 June, 7.30 pm
Thur 10 June, 9 pm
Thai Hoa Eastern Stage, Royal Citadel, Hue

Tickets can be purchased at all box offices in Hue City.

British Council
20 Thụy Khuê
Tây Hồ, Hà Nội
Tel: 84 (0)4 8436780
Fax: 84 (0)4 8434962
Email: [email protected]


  1. from Ruth Green by email:

    Dear Hanoi Grapevine,

    I had a very enjoyable experience at the Youth Theatre at Tom Dale’s dance piece ‘Roam’. So much so that I was moved to write the following piece:

    Tom Dale Dance Co in Roam, to music by Shackleton and Sion

    It was not clear what the setting for the Tom Dale’s Dance co’s ‘Roam’, was. It had a post apocalypse feel, a foggy stage bathed in red light. The dancers took us into a strange world where the dancers contrasted beautifully fluid moves, initiated with long swinging arms that infiltrated their whole bodies, with staccato alienated mechanical moves.
    The hour-long piece was totally absorbing because of the intense physicality of the dance. The dancers softened the floor with their moves to rise up against it to be part of it again. They moved through the different planes of their space effortlessly with no regard for gravity. There was a well developed vocabulary of dance which was inventive yet true to itself- with no gratuitous leaps or lifts. The 5 dancers worked with each other and alone, keeping this integrity of the vocabulary.
    The performance was a complete experience – the dancers supported by the music of Shackleton and Sion at times earthy and rhythmic and others –of another world. The visual experience was enhanced by the understated but fluid costumes and lighting that moved from a wash of red to white geometric spots.
    The total effect was to take us on a journey into a new, beautiful and exciting place; one which the Hanoi audience were clearly very happy to experience.

  2. Dear Ruth

    Many thanks for your comments on the ROAM event last night, I too attended it and thought it was fabulous. I will pass on your comments to Tom and the dancers when I meet them in Hue tomorrow.
    Best wishes
    Simon Beardow
    Deputy Director

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