14 and 15 Mar 2015, 8 pm
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents Japanese dance performances which are based on street dance by three groups, “Moreno Funk Sixers”, “Memorable Moment” and “90’s” on 14th and 15th of March at Youth Theatre.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center starts a long-term ASEAN project named “Dance Dance Asia” from 2015 to support the exchange and collaboration of Asian regional dance companies / dancers that are based on street dance, including not only hip-hop but variety of genres such as jazz dance, contemporary dance, etc.
Since it was introduced in Japan in the 1970s, within just 40 years, street dance has become one of the most popular dance genres, and the number of dance studio and practitioners has increased significantly. Rhythm dance has now incorporated into the school education through the subject of “modern rhythm dance”, and have become familiar subject to many young people.
In addition, since the beginning of the 2000s, dance companies based on street dance techniques are starting to make a full length piece inside the theatre, with unique direction and creation along with their dance skills, became popular movement and thought to be the rising new genre in the performing arts industry.
At the same time, street dance has been growing in popularity in other countries of Asia, and dancers are starting to build network within these countries through dance battles and contests.
Gaining the momentum of these movements, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, together with PARCO Co., Ltd., is cooperating together to produce “Dance Dance Asia” project to foster the original production in the theatre based on and inspired by street dance, and promote the exchange by street dance in Asia, aiming to play a vital role for a new cultural creation in the Asian region.
This program contains not only stage performance but also workshop. Japanese dancers get to know Vietnamese dancers through the workshop and explore the possibility of future collaboration. Workshops will be held on March 12, 13, 14 & 15, twice per each group. On the stage, they will perform their new pieces by various styles like Jazz, Hip-Hop, Break, House, Pop and Lock.
Watch a video of Japan team showcase with Moreno Funk Sixers:
Performance by Memorable Moment:
Free ticket distribution from 2 pm on Thursday 5 March onward
at The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 09:00 – 18:00 (Sunday closed)
*Please refrain from taking children under 6 years old to the concert.
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11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hanoi