The international co-production team consisted of Hans Henning Paar (choreographer), Pierre Oser (composer, conductor), Tankred Dorst and Ursula Ehler (playwrights), Beverly Blankenship (director), Christoph Meier-Gehring (dramaturgy), Andreas Lungenschmid (lighting design). More than 100 artists participated in the performance.
A second cooperation between the Muffatthalle Munich, the VNOB followed in 2012 with Hennig Paar's choreography Der Tod und das Mädchen (The Death and the Maid). For the young dancers from VNOB, such intensive days of rehearsals and performances were a time of learning and broadening their artistic experiences.
The large interdisciplinary stage project DER DURCH DAS TAL GEHT started the annual dance festival Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance, initiated by the Goethe-Institut. The European Embassies (members of EUNIC, the European Union Network of Cultural Institutes) take turns to participate. Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) is the local partner. The goal of the annual festival is to promote appreciation for new dance forms and styles in Vietnam as well as to build an international bridge for the exchange of experiences between artists and for co-productions. Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance is organized by the Goethe-Institut until 2017. Since then, the costs for transport, residencies, and production are no longer feasible without local contribution.
The European embassies (in association with EUNIC, European Union Network of Cultural Institutes) and Japan Foundation took turns supporting this annual effort. Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) was the local anchor. The festival aimed to promote public appreciation for new forms and styles of dance in Vietnam, create an international bridge for artists to share experiences and engage in co-productions. Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance could be kept alive until 2017. Without local support, the costs for transport, accommodation, preparing the stages etc. this endeavour of cultural presentation and coproduction became unaffordable.