Young dancers of the HCM City-based Urban Dance Group (UDG) troupe will perform in a show “Between Us” featuring contemporary dance.

The show will be held on December 1 and 2 at the Factory Contemporary Arts Centre.

The production was created by Vietnamese-Canadian dancer and choreographer John Huy Trần, the leader of the Urban Dance Group, and his colleague, American dancer and choreographer Sabra Johnson, winner of the season 3 reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance on Fox TV.

John invited Johnson to train UDG dancers for the show.

The 90-minute event, about youth, love and urban life, will feature UDG talents such as Nguyễn Ngọc Tân, Phạm Ngọc Anh, Lê Hữu Phước, Đào Phi Hải and Nguyễn Mạnh Quyền, who won top prizes at national and international dance contests.

The troupe’s leader John will also perform with the dancers.

The 32-year-old artist, who began working in Việt Nam in 2012, said he came to the country to play a role in contributing to the development of contemporary dance here.

John was a member of the jury of Thử Thách Cùng Bước Nhảy (Facing to Dance) in 2013, a Vietnamese version of the American show So You Think You Can Dance.

“I love working with young Vietnamese dancers, who love discovering themselves through dance,” said John in an interview with local media. “I believe they will reach new heights of dance with their ambition and energy.”

John has performed as a key dancer in many shows and TV programmes, and has also worked as a lecturer for dance schools and troupes.

“We hope to share our love for dance to young audiences through our show,” said John, who has created dance works that combine traditional and modern styles.

Between Us can be seen at 6:30pm on Dec. 1 and at 8pm on Dec.2 at 15 Nguyễn Ư Dĩ, Thảo Điền Commune, District 2.

Tickers are available at 53 Nguyễn Đăng Giai, Thảo Điền Commune, District 2. Email: [email protected]. – VNS

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