Contemporary dance X-Project

X-Project in Ho Chi MInh City Photo:X-Project

Fri, 02.10.2020 -
Sat, 03.10.2020

The Factory Contemporary Arts Center (Ho Chi Minh City)

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2
Ho Chi Minh City

X-PROJECT is a long-term artistic project with a focus on contemporary dance conceived in Hoi An. It is the result of 6 months of collaborative work between choreographer Ngô Thanh Phương (known for her choreography of Lune Production’s ‘Palao’ and ‘Tehdar’) and the five performers (participants of MORUA ARTS PROJECT, an artist-in-residency program for contemporary dance in Hoi An) Nguyên Nguyễn, Thương Lê, Hoàng Anh, Khang Nguyễn, Đức Phúc. After its debut this past July in Hue, X-PROJECT is now traveling to other cities to continue exploring new possibilities and ways of presenting itself to different communities.

X-PROJECT takes as its inspiration the variant ‘X’ (in maths), and the chromosome ‘X’ (in the determination and classification of both sexes). What is the body constructed of? Do we exist outside of our bodies? Can our bodies contain our dreams and the nuances of our emotions? How do we respond to our subconscious selves, and the selves of others? In our everyday life when we pass by each other, do we really encounter and interact? With X-PROJECT, the participating artists use the language of their bodies to seek answers, by mixing different genres of HipHop, Popping and Breaking with contemporary dance, and by moving between different cultural spheres and physical spaces.
 
The event is supported by Goethe-Institut within the programm “Idea Booster” – an initiative by the Goethe-Institut Ho-Chi-Minh-City.

Artists information:
  • Choreographer: Ngô Thanh Phương
  • Assistant choreographer: Nguyễn Công Nguyên
  • Stage and lighting designer: Nguyễn Thúy Hằng
  • Music: La Y San
  • Performers: Nguyễn Hạ Xuân Nguyên, Thương Lê, Khang Nguyễn, Đức Phúc, Hoàng Anh
  • Project manager: Red
Program schedule:
  • October 2nd, 2020
    • 8 PM - 8:45 PM: X-PROJECT performance
    • 8:45 PM - 9:30 PM: Artist talk with choreographer Ngô Thanh Phương and the performers
  • October 3rd, 2020
    • 8 PM - 8:45 PM: X-PROJECT performance
    • 9 PM - 10 PM: Cypher with Sami Lee (Impro Loop, Beatbox)
Participating fee for each date: 300.000,-VND (online purchasing) or 350.000,-VND (at-door purchasing), through the link: (click here)

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