Dancing to Connect – Vietnam 2022

Dancing to Connect – Vietnam 2022

09 Nov 2022, Posted by Emad Salem in
November 15, 2022 – November 25, 2022 all-day

Battery Dance returns to Vietnam for a two-week tour which will include teacher-training workshops with Vietnam’s esteemed Arabesque Dance Company, Battery Dance’s signature Dancing to Connect program for youth in Da Nang, and a free public performance in Da Nang on Friday, November 25th. ​


Da Nang Activities

Dancing to Connect Workshops

Battery Dance will partner with Arabesque teachers to facilitate Dancing to Connect workshops for 43 Vietnamese youth participants from the Da Nang College of Arts. These workshops will be preceded by three days of training in the Dancing to Connect methodology for the Arabesque dancers.

Dates & Times: November 20 – 24, from 1pm – 5:30pm daily
Location: Da Nang College of Culture and Arts
Click here for directions 

Vietnam Poster 2022 - Vive Khamsingsavath dancing against a backdrop of NY Harbor

Free Public Performance

This free performance will include the world premiere of a Piece d’Occasion, a duet choreographed and performed by Battery Dance members Sarah Housepian and Vivake Khamsingsavath, one work from the repertoire of Arabesque Vietnam, choreographed by Artistic Director Nguyen Tan Loc, and two works created by Dancing to Connect participants from the Da Nang College of Culture and Arts.

Date & Time: Friday, November 25 at 7pm
Location: Trung Vuong Theater
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Da Nang Poster 2022 - English


About the Local Partner

Arabesque was founded in 2008 by choreographer Nguyen Tan Loc as the first private neo-classical and contemporary dance company in Ho Chi Minh City. Since its founding, the company has focused on the training and development of professional dancers and on creating an inclusive environment for the creation of new unique dance works. Arabesque’s vision is to promote Vietnamese culture to the world through dance, to bring international dance culture to Vietnam, and to strengthen and build the contemporary dance field in Vietnam. 

Arabesque dancers posing in a group shot


Battery Dance’s Vietnam project is sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General HCMC and by the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund. 

U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City logo

Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund Logo



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