Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Born in Vietnam and trained in Paris, choreographer/performer Ea Sola creates vital contemporary works grounded in the traditional culture, music, dance, and history of Vietnam. With twelve livewire dancers from the National Ballet of Vietnam and a traditional Vietnamese music ensemble performing new music, Drought and Rain Vol. 2 is a reflection on the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of the next generation. “The young person carries the memories of the old warriors…peace belongs to them when they take the responsibility…” (Ea Sola) Drought and Rain Vol. 2 recently received its U.S. premiere in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.