KOAF: Dialogue Between Dance & The Other Arts in Hanoi

KOAF: Dialogue Between Dance & The Other Arts in Hanoi

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Thu 18 Apr 2019, 8 – 10 pm
Kinergie Studio
7th Floor, 101A Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi

From Hanoi Grapevine, KOAF and Kinergie Studio:

An unprecedented talk show with experienced artists and those who are interested in DANCE with an intriguing topic: Dialogue between dance and other arts – through the experience of the artists themselves.

Some of the questions you might get yourselves an answer are: 1. Where does inspiration for a dance performance come from? Does it come from other arts like music, cinema, visual arts, literature… or from everyday life? 2. When creating a dance performance, how do they mix, blend the elements of other arts? That, for each artist, is a unique journey with multiple possible answers.

And for you – the audience, what elements you see from a dance performance? Is it the body movements in silence, or along with the music, in space, on stage setting , with visual effect, etc…Everything moves quickly, slowly, or frozen like a sculpture, a photograph, a movie scene, a play, a painting, and more… Sometimes it is very difficult to describe all of the elements. Why do these performances attract us so much? What is the “secret” behind that attraction?

After this talk, maybe we could see dance and other arts under a different light, and life in general would be a little more interesting, more diverse, or just a little more different.

It is through dance that the body expresses itself, reveals its depth and connects with other art forms. KOAF 2019: Dialogue between dance & the other arts is a real moment for dance and arts community in Hanoi to meet and highlight the collaboration between dance, various art forms and diverse cultures.

With Sébastien Ly (choreographer, founder of KOAF), Do Hoang Thi Ngoc (one of the pioneering contemporary dancers in Vietnam, co-founder of Kinergie Studio), Nguyen Duy Thanh (dance artist with remarkable body language and stage image), musician Nguyen Xuan Son (Sơn X) – who has left a long-lasting impression with his sophisticated, minimalist and valuable compositions in the dance performances of Vietnamese-born French choreographer Thủy Ea Sola in the 90’s and the beginning of 00’s. All the artists have had diverse interaction and experience in the country and abroad.

Moderator: Journalist Truong Uyen Ly

Krossing Over Arts Festival 2019, with the theme “Roots” features a variety of disciplines from contemporary dance to other interactive art forms such as short films, artist talks, and introductory workshops on contemporary dance. The festival is organised by Kerman, in collaboration with French Institute in Vietnam, from 5th-11th April in Ho Chi Minh City, and 13th-21st April in Hanoi.

For more information, please visit: https://www.krossingover.com/

Entrance fee: 70k/person after the event (if you find the talk interesting)

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With the support of: French Institute, Air France and Vietnam Airlines, FV Hospital, Central Group Vietnam, Đô Thành Auto Group, Hoàng Nam Group, Kova Group, LYNK Group, Minh Long I Company, Nguyên Thanh Hương Company, Thuận Gia Company, Tuần Châu Group, Pierre Fabre Vietnam, Doctor Tran Tien Chanh & Mrs Huynh Thi Kieu Trang, VP Bank, Vietfoot Travel, BNP Paribas, South Pacific Travel Joint Stock Company, Hoà Bình Construction Group, Altara Suites, Red Apron, Sao Khuê Pharma, EMASI International School, Xuân Association, Cosiana Suites, Idoko, Hanoi Grapevine, HomeTV, Saigoneer, TicketBox, A. Farm, IDECAF, ISHCMC, Youth Center, Salon Saigon, Soul Academy, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Trường Múa, Yoko Cafe, Six Space, Kinergie, Behalf Studio, Dancenter, HUFO, Khô Mực Studio.

Kinergie Studio
7th Floor, 101A Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi

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