The Hanoitimes - Japanese dance performances which are based on street dance by three groups, “Moreno Funk Sixers”, “Memorable Moment” and “90’s” will serve fans in Hanoi. The Japan Foundation Asia Center starts a long-term ASEAN project named “Dance Dance Asia” from 2015 to support the exchange and collaboration of Asian regional dance companies and dancers that are based on street dance, including not only hip-hop but variety of genres such as jazz and contemporary dance.Street dance has become one of the most popular dance genres since it was introduced in Japan in the 1970s. So far, the number of dance studio and practitioners has increased significantly. Rhythm dance has now incorporated into the school education through the subject of "modern rhythm dance", and have become familiar subject to many young people. Additionally, since the beginning of the 2000s, dance companies based on street dance techniques are starting to … [Read more...] about Japanese dance performances: Dance Dance Asia – Entertainment – Arts & Entertainment
Fading dance of the young and reckless Shake what your mama gave you: Bong dancers perform during the spring festival. — VNS Photos An Thanh Dat (21-12-2008) Khuong Thong and Trung Hieu join the elders of Trieu Khuc Village, Ha Noi who are trying to preserve a local ancient dance known as the "flirtatious young girls' drum dance", which is beginning to fade from memory. Bui Van Tot, 85, is one of the few elders left in Trieu Khuc Village who has mastered the skills of the bong dance. Living in the village in Tan Trieu Commune, Thanh Tri District, Tot says he cannot remember how many descendants he has. He seems to forget everything: his own age, the faces of his parents and siblings. Almost everything, that is. When he begins talking about the dance, his face lights up. Differing from most traditional and Western dances, where women own the stage, the bong dance is performed by men pretending to be women. A pair dances back to back, while supporting … [Read more...] about Fading dance of the young and reckless
Fewer people are going out of their way to see Vietnamese dance performances.At many shows the audiences seem uninterested, with people falling asleep or leaving midway through the performance.A somber pictureIt’s no exaggeration to call the state of Vietnamese dance somber.The latest trend in entertainment has turned to the music show featuring singing stars.Therefore, there is little investment into quality dancing programs with the proper costumes, choreography, lighting and sound.Watching a ballet at the Municipal Theater, it is clear that much of the disinterest from the Vietnamese audience stems from not understanding the meaning of each dance movement and each act.By the end of the performance dance students and teachers along with a handful of foreigners are the only ones left to absorb something from the emotion of the compositions by Tchaikovski or Beethoven, and contorted movements of the skilled dancers.It is clear because the Vietnamese audience has already left the … [Read more...] about What is the future of Vietnam’s dance?
Ancient Greek dances and “post-modern” dances of America will be performed through body-language and hilarious rhythms in “Dance, my story” at HCM City-based Ben Thanh Theatre on April 7. Famous french choreographer Dominique Boivin will take the audiences to a story about the change of dance arts. Choreographer and dancer Dominique Boivin, who is called “Bolshy Boy”, will bring fun to Vietnamese viewers through his unique funny gestures. “For me, it is an adventurous experiment to make this solo dance. How an artist can use his body to express the history of dancing arts, performing different styles of different ages and feature male and female characters,” said Boivin. He said in this dance play, he introduces authors and dances that have influences on his dance career, especially dancers of the 20th century. Boivin was born in Mont Saint-Aignan. He studied dance at the National Contemporary Dance Centre in Angers. After a period … [Read more...] about French artist brings contemporary dance to HCM City