In 2019, Urban Dance Group (UDG) is proud to present ‘Under Construction’, a sneak peak of our current works in progress in. We are developing and exploring more ideas and concepts such as Musical Theatre, Puzzle Work, Contact Improvisation, Jazz, Flying low and we are very excited to share them with an audience of supporters.
‘Under Construction’ will be presented on January 12th and 13th 2019 at Dancenter Vietnam. Performing in the dance studio creates an intimate and interactive atmosphere for both the audience and the dancers.
Following the success of UDG’s previous shows, it was time to make a change. Between Us which was created and directed by new UDG member Sabra Johnson, it was not only a story about finding your place in the world and looking for acceptance. It was also the debut of the newly formed UDG Company. With this show UDG created something new. UDG shows that artistic dance and commercial entertainment can be as one and that there is a place for it in the world of dance. This is who UDG is and it is shared Between Us.View Article View Video
Song, Life is a Game
October 2014 was the year UDG was at its maximum capacity of dancers. With the support and ideas of generous sponsors, UDG was given an opportunity to share the life story of Artistic Director John Huy Tran. Song, Life is a game is UDG’s most spectacular production to date with 30 dancers, 20 separate performances and special guest appearances by close friends My Tam, Phuong Vy, Ha Le, Viet Max and Mister T. This was the first show being performed in one of the largest Theatres in HCMC, and UDG sold out both nights, proving that there is a spot in commercial dance.View Article View Article 2
Three years later in March 2013. JAZZ! was created.
This show introduced and taught Vietnamese audiences about Jazz dance.
With more members added to the UDG team, this show was able to deliver more diverse
Vietnamese audience was given the opportunities to explore Jazz dance from its roots in Africa – America to Street Jazz of today. Through the three show nights, audience were able to watch a number of performances diversely ranged from well-known Broadway shows such as Cabaret, West Side Story, New York New York, etc. to the very urban styles of Jazz dance such as Afro Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Pop Jazz, and Street Jazz.View Article
In October 2010, John Huy Tran created and directed UDG’s first production called THE SPOTLIGHT. A story that takes a deeper look into the lives of dancers during a casting call. With a simple yet deep story line and the help of hit music, The Spotlight was the stepping stone that set the tone for UDG’s future productions and successes. Still in their infancy this was a very exciting time for the first generation of UDG dancers.View Article