Contemporary Dance Piece In These Latter-Days

In These Latter-Days by Vu Ngoc Khai & Huy Tran
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A Contemporary Dance Piece by Vũ Ngọc Khải & Huy Trần with music by Trí Minh
In front of a shop, opposite Bà Kiệu Temple, Đinh Tiên Hoàng Street, Hoàn Kiếm District

Located right at the centre of Hanoi, Bà Kieu Temple has witnessed the ups and downs of the city for over 500 years. The temple is also known as the 'Divided temple' since, in 1899, the French built a road around Hoan Kiem lake that divided the temple into two separate parts: the main temple and the gate.

Taking place on the other side of the road, opposite the main temple, this duo dance piece questions the meaning of existence and the boundary between being forgotten and being remembered and whether today is just a repeat of yesterday?

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Vũ Ngọc Khải

Vũ Ngọc Khải is a professional dancer and choreographer who has been studying and working in Vietnam and Europe. Khải studied at the Dance School of Hanoi and in 2006 was awarded a full scholarship from the Holland General Consulate to study at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands. One year later, he was awarded a scholarship from the company for a special course focusing on training dancers and choreographers.

Khải has worked with many dance companies, namely the Cross Connection Ballet – Denmark, The Netherland Dance Theatre – Netherlands, Nacho Duato/National Dance Company of Spain and other companies and theatres. He has been performing in numerous festivals around the world (Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Japan, Indonesia, Korea), at the International AIDS Gala in Regensburg, Munich – Germany and he went on tour in Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and the USA.

Khải now lives and works in Germany.

Huy Trần

Born to an artistic family, Huy Trần decided to pursue a professional dance career at a very young age. A 2006 graduate of the Vietnam Dance College, he worked for the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) and was eventually awarded a scholarship from Cinevox Junior Company in Switzerland where he studied until 2011, He then started to perform at the Ballet Hagen Theatre and the National Mannheim Theatre – Germany. He is currently working for the Pfalztheatre Kaiserslautern as a dancer and choreographer.