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Thursday 30 November 2023



£10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students


The Arts Centre

Action shot of a male dancer on stage during a performance.

Thursday 30 November 7.30pm

Van Huynh Company presents In Realness

In Realness is an artistic collage of sounds, collected texts, and movement references which stand
in resistance of the status quo. UK based choreographer Dam Van Huynh, as a queer Vietnamese
artist, raises his voice and opposes stereotypes of Asians as being quiet and internal. He
embodies through his piece – performed by Tommaso Petrolo – a dissent from prejudices and
inequality and its effects on our society.

Desmond Tutu said ‘if you are neutral in the face of injustice, you are on the side of the oppressor’.
Remembering such words lifts us out of silence and stirs up collective activism and collective care.
Individual voices, brought together, create a body of resistance against oppressive norms and
behaviours, amplifying our resilience, building unity and communicative power.
Supported by Centre 151

“An exploration of resistance, queer sexuality, and gender politics performed with impressive range
and energy by Tommaso Petrolo”

Seeing Dance

” (…) a highly captivating, emotional and explicit work that challenges how we situate ourselves
within(out) our society.”

Dance Art Journal

From the award winning director of ĐẸP
“throughout ĐẸP, I am on the edge of my seat.”

The Guardian

Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students

Duration: 50min, no interval

Please note: This work contains strong language, flashing lights and haze effects
Age recommendation: 12+

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Who is this event for?

Current staff Current students General public