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Quân makes contemporary dance for VNOB

Update: August, 16/2018 - 09:00
Smooth moves: Choreographer Bùi Ngọc Quân and VNOB’s dancers rehearse for the performance. Photo courtesy of VNOB
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) will premiere a contemporary dance entitled Đáy Mắt (In the Eye) – a collaboration by choreographer Bùi Ngọc Quân and musician Trí Minh on August 19 at Hà Nội Opera House. 

The two artists worked together to create In the Eye which is inspired by choreographer Quân’s impressions of Hà Nội.

“One of my strongest impressions when I landed was of the city being a mess,” said Quân. “It seems to be a community mess at first glance, but actually it’s personal. And I think the mess also has its own beauty.”

The dance will draw on a series of fictional and real events which will inspire both old and fresh emotions among the audience. 

"The performance by VNOB’s dancers with choreographer Quân and musician Minh is full of emotion which will inspire the audience," said VNOB director Trần Ly Ly. 

“It is difficult to appraise emotion but it can win the audience’s heart.”

Quân is an acclaimed choreographer. After studied dance at the Việt Nam Dance School and working at VNOB he began to work abroad including France, Germany, Hungary, Brazil and Belgium. 

In 2011, he joined the Australian Dance Theatre to tour with Be Yourself, the year after he started collaboration with the Swiss 3art3 Company as director and choreographer for the dance and music theatre project and later Untold. 

The following years he worked on projects with non-dancers including children for a war memorial in Ypres and prisoners in the jail of Bruges in Belgium. His latest European project was a collaboration with Platform K for a duet between a disabled dancer and a musician.

In between his European projects, Quân also worked on projects in Việt Nam introduced a series of classes and workshops at dance schools in Hà Nội and HCM City. 

In 2012 he was invited to attend the Autumn Melodies Festival held by HCM Ballet and Symphony Orchestra. Quân is currently artistic assistance of Alain Platel who is the founder of Belgian Les Ballets C de la B dance company. — VNS

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