DROUGHT AND RAIN and RE-TRIPTYCH
The final two dance attractions at the Edinburgh International Festival
will take place in September. French Vietnamese choreographer, lighting
& set designer Ea Sola will introduce DROUGHT AND RAIN, which celebrates
historical and cultural memory and meditates on the human cost of war
and imperialism. First launched in 1985, the ballet offers deep insights
into the tumultuous history and sufferings of Viet Nam. The music is by
Xuan Son, lyrics by Nguyen Duy. The venue is the King's Theatre.
RE-TRIPTYCH, choreographed by New York-based Shen Wei, was inspired by
Tibet, Angkor Wat and China's Silk Road. Three different stories of spiritual
and geographical homecoming are explored by Wei's company and the music
of John Tavener and David Lang. (At the Edinburgh Playhouse).