“Heave” is to rise and fall. It is contained in different forms in dance, and this figure is the simplest waveform of musical sound. “Heave” is the movement of the body when one breathes with emotion.
All sentient beings have the right to breathe. But the balance in nature and in society has been broken. Pollution, disease, stress and violence prevent us from breathing well. Recently, millions of people have died from the lack of oxygen. What can we do? How to catch our breath?
HEAVE/Phập phồng, an afro-asian fusion multimedia performance with contemporary African dance, traditional Ghanaian dance and music, electro-acoustic music, traditional Vietnamese music, field recording, poetry and video, will narrate a story in which some similar aspects of two cultures are used as materials for composing.
Choreography: Sena Atsugah
Music, Video & Scenography: Luong Hue Trinh
Featuring sound artist: Steloolive
Music performers: Oteanankanduro
Luong Hue Trinh
Dancers: Sena Atsugah
Poems by: Oteanankanduro
Production of Alliance Française, Accra
Support: Institut Français du Ghana