16 – 22 Apr 2018
Various venues in HCMC
From the organizer:
Krossing Over Arts Festival (KOAF) in its second edition with an exciting week-long programme features a series of interdisciplinary and collaborative performances along with a plethora of artist talks, dance workshops, and international film screenings from 16/4/2018 to 22/4/2018 at 9 different locations around the city.
Taking the theme “Home, City and Architecture,” site-specific works presented at this year’s festival look into the intimate relationship between people and their ever-evolving surroundings. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s classic novel “Invisible Cities,” KOAF’s artists view themselves as “travellers” sharing stories of the cities they know or have been to from their own perspectives using different methods of expression. Together these performances unveil different façades of Saigon (or, indeed, any city), which invoke a conversation between these travellers and their audience about the degree of disconnection from the very space they occupy.
Apart from these performances, KOAF 2018 includes in its schedule seven titles of experimental dance films by independent filmmakers, producers, and choreographers that reflect the festival’s overarching theme. Some of these pieces have previously been shown at international film festivals such as “POST_” (Szerpentin Dance Film Festival, Budapest); “Urban Audio Spectrum” (Agite Y Sirva Film Festival, Mexico); and “There is a place” (Cine Corps Film Festival, Paris).
KOAF aims to create a brand new art-viewing experience through the choice of atypical venues such as a café; a concept store; a historical educational building; and an experimental art space, which liberates art from intimidating white walls. This not only makes art more approachable to a larger crowd of participants, but also ignites their sense of discovery urging them to travel to see the art, meet new people and visit new places.
Watch the teaser video of Krossing Over Arts Festival 2018:
About the festival:
Krossing Over Arts Festival first started in 2017 by choreographer Sébastien Ly with support from French Institute in Vietnam and Kerman featuring interdisciplinary performances at various locations in Hochiminh City. The Festival is all about crossings: between contemporary dance and other art forms; between local and international artistic approaches; and between the public and artists. Each performance will be presented twice at different locations, so therefore the experience will vary every time.