Struggle to Survive from Nguyen Dance Company
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The last date listed for Struggle To Survive was Friday June 10, 2005 / 8:00pm.
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Smuin Ballet breaks the boundaries of traditional dance with this evening of vibrant, innovative works from some of the Bay Area's most exciting choreographers. Choreographer Garrett Ammon unleashes his own take on Tchaikovsky's iconic score in Serenade for Strings, using movement to reflect the composition's intensity and precision. In Objects of Curiosity, Smuin's choregrapher-in-residence Amy Seiwert explores the tensions between desire and restraint, pairing them with a delicate score by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso that mirrors her study on stage. The evening concludes with Frankie and Johnny, Michael Smuin's passionate tribute to the legendary Gene Kelly, danced to a soundtrack of some of the biggest names in Latin and mambo music. Learn More
These performances are in conjunction with the 30-year anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. The program features original choreography by Danny Nguyen and an original score by Vu Hong Thinh and Jonathan Segel.
Nguyen Dance Company reaches out to all who have been affected by the Vietnam War, the wars before it, and the wars that followed. Struggle to Survive shares the stories of Vietnamese refugees as a reminder of war’s horrific nature and consequences. While the stories and experiences are unique, the underlying emotions and themes are something to which all audience members can relate. By celebrating diversity and increasing cultural awareness we will be able to live harmoniously and work towards a better world.