March 16, 2007

Le Vu Long & Together Higher

Long's choreography of a troupe of young deaf and hearing impaired Vietnamese was absolutely inspiring. He started this dance troupe, Together Higher, about 4 years ago in an effort to access and tell their stories. In the process he and his wife Lan have learned sign language and the joy of teaching these kids about another language - that of the body. The opening night performance of "Stories of Us" at the Dance Theater Workshop was last night followed by a hilarious Q&A session of trying to understand sign language, Vietnamese and English all at the same time. The show runs until this Saturday, March 16. It's definitely worth checking out.

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