Contemporary Dance L’EGO

L’ego © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

30.11.2020, 8 PM

Goethe-Institut Hanoi

By Kinergie Studio

Artistic director: Nguyen Hoang Thi Ngoc
  • Kinergie Studio: Trần Minh Hải, Hoàng Thuý Hà, Phan Việt Bách, Nguyễn Ngọc Hoa, Phạm Minh Tú
  • Kim
  • Abnormal Conceptz: Nguyễn Đỗ Quốc Khanh, Trần Minh Quang
  • Linh An
Music: Ian Richter, Trần Uy Đức
Photograph: Hoàng Nguyễn
Stylist: Trần Quỳnh Nhi

Me – us, monochromatic – multichromatic colors, individual – collective, personal – joint story are fragments that in moments of connection create a colorful, spontaneous, hence captivating picture.
“L'EGO - The pieces of a moment” is a co-creation with influences from contemporary dance, hip hop and jazz theater. There is talk of beauty, identity and individual people, of subtle connections, emotional exchange and the many colours and shades of every moment of life
Choreographer Do Hoang Thi Ngoc

Đỗ Hoàng Thi Ngọc © Kinergie Founder and artistic director of Kinergie Studio
Do Hoang Thi Ngoc studied at the Vietnam Dance College, was solo dancer of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet. He worked with the renowned French choreographer Régine Chopinot and the dance company Ballet Atlantique Company. Between 2000 and 2006 he studied contemporary dance in France. This experience shaped his improvisational and natural dance style. With two friends he founded the dance group +84, which gained great recognition in Vietnam. He is currently the artistic director of the Kinergie Studio as well as visiting professor of ballet and contemporary dance at the Military University of Culture and Art.

Kinergie Studio

It was founded by the two dancer-choreographers Do Hoang Thi Ngoc and Tran Hoang Long. Kinergie Studio offers courses, workshops, and performances for contemporary dance and ballet, and participates in co-productions between Vietnamese and international artists. It is not only a school for the performing arts of dance, but also a place of support for young artists with creative and courageous projects and artistic visions.
Since its inception in 2014, the Kinergie Studio has created unique contemporary dance productions that not only reach lovers of contemporary dance and ballet but also contribute to the development of contemporary art in Vietnam.

Kim is an independent dancer based in Ho Chi Minh City, and former leader of group La Différence. His dance practice is the combination of Hip-Hop/Popping and other styles. He has worked in projects: Dance with Words & Music at “Orphean Hymn”, Hanoi New Music Festival 2018, Planet Warming Up (performing with Good Morning Vietnam, Krossing Over Arts Festival 2019, Tremplin Contest, 2019; [UNDERWATER] x [TKG],  SUNRISE EXHIBITION 2019, “Jờ-Joajcx” with Alec Schacner & Duy Rua, Heritage Space,2019; “METHOD” H2Q Art, 2019.

Abnormal Conceptz was founded in 2018 and consists of nine members with diverse styles and thinking but sharing one passion for Hip Hop and wish to contribute to the development and integration to the world of the Vietnamese Hip Hop community. The two members joining the performance are: Nguyễn Đỗ Quốc Khanh (First prizes in Dance Y' All 2.0, Wassup Sister Showcase, 21th First Countdown...), Trần Minh Quang (First prize summer hip-hop vibe; Second prize bull dog on fire 2vs2 …)

Linh An is the Co-founder of Theater Dance Vietnam, she was trained in Theatre/Broadway Jazz at New York’s Broadway Dance Center, and in Street dance, Tap, and Ballet. She has worked as a dancer, choreographer in various projects: “Swanning Around” by the English National Ballet at the Royal Albert Halls & Shanghai World Expo 2010; New York choreography forum 2019; “Table of Silence” in memorial of the 9/11 in Lincoln Center, New York, 2019; “Les Miserables” by the Vietnam National Opera & Ballet, 2020.

Ian Richter is an electronic musician, producer, and music therapist, Co-founder of experimental electro-acoustic outfit Von Helix. Previous projects include Cheap Seat and RX07. Having lived in South Africa and Israel - he’s been exposed to culture through a unique set of circumstances, eagerly absorbing sonic influences from African, European, and Middle Eastern music. In addition to performing live, his sound work includes composing music for contemporary dance, designing sound for film and the visual arts, and producing recorded pieces across a range of genres. (facebook/ianrichtermusic)

Tran Uy Duc is a young multidisciplinary artist based in Hanoi. As being one of the newest Gen Z artists, his sonic and visual works often promote the freedom of expression, elicit stretched, abstract perspectives on the terms of identity hidden in the living rhythm of digital age. Uy Duc’s debut music album, ”100 BROKEN DREAMS” with a sense towards art pop released in early 2020 and most recently - his re-composition for the 20st Vietnamese cartoon “Son Tinh, Thuy Tinh” in the Red Balloon project held by Onion Cellar have highlighted his first transitions in the journey of discovering and recognizing through experimental music.