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22/06/2017

BEIJING/CANTERBURY CROSS-CULTURAL PROJECT

In collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University and Beijing Normal University, Van Huynh Company has launched a cross-cultural project involving students from both dance academies. The final presentation of this unique international collaboration will be performed by dance artists on Friday 16 June in Canterbury. Stay tuned for more information!

17/03/2017

VAN HUYNH CO LAUNCHES WEEKLY PRO DANCE CLASS

Van Huynh Company launches a new Open Professional Class every Tuesday 9:00 – 10:30am at Centre 151. Class will be led by Dam Van Huynh / Guest teachers rotating on a regular basis.

We are delighted to invite Sam Coren as our first guest teacher on 4, 11 and 18 April 2017

Tuesday 9:00-10:30
Price: £6

Attendance – First come, first served.

More info:
www.centre151.com

28/11/2016

DAM VAN HUYNH TO PRESENT R&D FOR VARIOUS STAGES FESTIVAL

The Various Stages Festival 2017 - produced by Mahogany Opera Group - is a showcase of musical and theatrical work in progress with presentations, talks, critical discussion and feedback sessions. The programme features work from a range of artists and companies who are diverse in style. Each are in their own way creating new opera in new ways, echoing Mahogany’s mission to stretch what opera can be and who it is for.

Dam will present a R&D titled Mưa (Rain) on Friday 24 February 2017, 1pm at the Institute for Contemporary Arts. This R&D inspired by Vietnamese water puppetry will be the result of a collaboration with Composer Dai Fujikura, Puppeteer Oliver James Hymans, Vocalists Elaine Mitchener and Loré Lixenberg, Dancer Tommaso Petrolo

Mưa is a ‘movement opera’ turning an age-old practice into a modern form. Múa rối nước, literally ‘making puppets dance on water’, is a tradition dating back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam.
Mưa endeavours to examine life experience through music, movement and a 1,000 year-old tradition originated in the deepest rural areas of Vietnam.

More info and tickets:
www.mahoganyoperagroup.co.uk

02/06/2016

DAM VAN HUYNH NEWLY APPOINTED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF CENTRE 151

Centre 151
An innovative model of culture, arts and community integration.

We are delighted to announce our new joint venture with Centre 151 as Dam Van Huynh becomes Artistic Director of the Centre.

Centre 151 – Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia supporting the community, based in the heart of Hackney, is a Community centre for Culture and Arts. On Saturday 2 July, the Centre opens its doors for 12 hours of fun activities for all to celebrate a new exciting chapter in the history of the Centre.

Centre 151 is the outcome of a unique collaboration between the Community Centre for Refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia - VLC Centre and Van Huynh Company, a vibrant, cutting edge contemporary dance company with a growing national and international reputation.

Centre 151 is committed to maintaining the high-quality services successfully delivered for the community over the past 30 years whilst becoming a hub for culture and arts. In the coming years, Centre 151 aims to develop an innovative model of culture, arts and community integration, opening new perpectives in terms of long term sustainability for charity organisations.

Come, take part and celebrate with us:
Performances, dance classes (African, hip hop, contemporary), delicious Vietnamese food, music, yoga, Tai Chi, massage therapy, activities for kids, arts & crafts, ballroom dance and more.

Full programme of the day: www.centre151.com

20/04/2016

OPEN PROFESSIONAL CLASS

Dam Van Huynh has developed his own methodology – based on the division of the torso – for accessing the widest range of movement. These classes invite participants to find their own rhythm through interactive activities.
All classes will take place at the company base, close to Hoxton – East London.

As a dancer, Dam Van Huynh worked with various companies and choreographers including The Nevada Ballet, Merce Cunningham, Richard Alston, CeDeCe and Phoenix Dance. Dam has been teaching around the world for professional companies such as National Company of Mexico and Phoenix Dance. His skills are also in demand in some major dance academies. In 2008 he founded Van Huynh Company to explore new boundaries, redefining the body and its movement capability.

9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20 May 2016

9:30 – 11:00

Fee £6

Centre 151
151 Whiston Road
London
E2 8BN

First-come, first-served.

Directions: www.centre151.com

06/04/2016

AUDITION

Dam Van Huynh is looking for dancers to research on a new work.
All rehearsals will take place in London leading to informal sharings spread across the UK. Dancers will be paid at recommended industry rates for the research period.
For this development phase Dam is particularly interested in working with dance artists from a wide range of age groups.

Audition in the form of a workshop will be by invitation only.
When: Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 10:00-16:00
Where: London, UK

Deadline for application is Sunday 24 April 2016, 12:00

Rehearsal schedule:
First period: Monday 9 to Friday 27 May
Second period: Monday 1 to Friday 5 August
Third period: Monday 15 to Friday 19 August

Since founding his company in 2008 – Van Huynh Company - Dam has developed a wide range of works demonstrating a constant interest in pushing boundaries. He has collaborated with major artists across art forms, was Artist-in-Residence in Hong Kong over two years and is regularly commissioned by other companies to create works.

To apply, please send:
A brief CV (no more than one side of A4).
A full body image (one shot only, front facing, standing/natural).
A link to a short videoclip if available.

These should be emailed to info@damvanhuynh.com with ‘AUDITION’ in the subject header.

For more information please visit: www.damvanhuynh.com

16/10/2015

INDUSTRIALISING INTIMACY ON TOUR

Industrialising Intimacy is the brainchild of respected vocal artist Elaine Mitchener in collaboration with Dam Van Huynh, pioneer of computer music - composer George Lewis and renowned sound artist, writer and musician David Toop.

Industrialising Intimacy is the fruit of this unique collaboration, combining vocal improvisation, movement and sound to create an original work of contemporary music theatre. Wavering between observer and partaker, the audience is invited to share Mitchener's exploration of the many facets of intimacy. The performer investigates the loss of privacy in our society versus the strength of true intimacy in the search for one's centeredness.

Supported by Sound and Music and using public funding by Arts Council England
With further support from OCM and Centre 151

See:
www.elainemitchener.wordpress.com

01/09/2015

OF LEONARDO DA VINCI AT ULTIMA FESTIVAL

Dam makes his operatic directorial debut through a unique collaboration with established Vocalist Elaine Mitchener.
Of Leonardo da Vinci is the fruit of a collaboration between improv legend, sound artist and author David Toop, respected vocalist/improviser Elaine Mitchener, acclaimed photographer/film maker Barry Lewis and Dam Van Huynh.

This contemporary opera will premiere at Ultima Contemporary Music Festival in Oslo on 15th September at Nasjonal jazzscene.

Commissioned by Ultima Contemporary Music Festival.
Original concept supported by Fondazione Claudio Buziol - Venice, Muziektheater Transparant - Antwerp in collaboration with Teatro Fondamenta Nuove - Venice.

See:
www.ultima.no
www.elainemitchener.wordpress.com

06/07/2015

THREE WEEK RESIDENCY IN KOLKATA

Between 15th July and 5th August, Dam will lead a three week intensive research in Kolkata with local artists resulting in a new creation. This new work will be presented as part of Dance Bridges Festival on Saturday 8th August at Kala Mandir Auditorium.
Van Huynh Company will also perform two works from the repertoire at Kala Mandir Auditorium on 7th and 8th August.

See:
Dance Bridges Festival

18/06/2015

Đẹp PRAISED AT GDANSK DANCE FESTIVAL

Đẹp interpreted by Ieva Navickaite was received with much acclaim in Gdansk. It was the second time Đẹp was presented in Poland. This solo explores themes of death and rebirth, taking its inspiration from Vietnamese funeral chants.

Photo credit: Renata Dabrowska

See:
www.gdanskifestiwaltanca.pl
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