Foto: Fang Yun Lo
Home away from home
Creation: Polymer DMT Team
Performers: Vũ Thảo, Võ Thị Hồng Cẩm Thuý, Phạm Minh Đức, Nguyễn Thu Hằng, Phan Mỹ Nương, Bùi Văn Quý
Artistic direction: Fang Yun Lo
Artistic collaborator: Ngô Thanh Phương
Stage: Cheng Ting Chen
Music/Sound: Patrik Zosso, Daniel Somaroo Acuña
Video: Andrés Hilarión Madariaga
Light Design / Technical Director: Max Rux
Assistance: Vũ Mạnh Đức
Production management: Sabina Stücker
Production management TW: Ya Ting Tsai
Around the world, millions of people are emigrating to other countries to work - often giving up their identity, their roots, their freedom for a meager wage. This global labor migration is one of the biggest and most invisible problems of our time. We explore this topic using the example of Vietnamese emigrants in Taiwan and Germany. The times and experiences collide - young, hopeful people of today, as well as illegal immigrants or former GDR contract workers, have their say.
It is based on interviews and discussions with different people in both countries. Their very different stories tell about the global dimension of migration and intercultural problems but at the same time report on the complex history of a divided German state as well as Taiwan struggling for its own identity as an industrialized country.
"Home away from home" is part 2 of a choreographic series on identity and plurality and will be realized in cooperation with German, Taiwanese and Vietnamese partners in 2021.
Partner Research: Vietnamese Migrant Workers and Immigrants Office Taoyuan/TW, DOMiD - Documentation Centre and Museum on Migration in Germany e.V. Cologne/DE, TU Dresden / Centre for Integration Studies (Rico Großer)
Funding research: Goethe Institut Taipei/TW, Ministry of Culture and Science of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, North Rhine-Westphalia State Bureau for the Independent Performing Arts
Cloud Gate Theater Taipei/TW, HELLERAU Dresden/DE, PACT Zollverein Essen/DE,
Ministry of Culture and Science of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (concept funding), Cultural Foundation of the Federal State of Saxony KdFS, National Culture and Art Foundation Taiwan NCAF, Art Foundation NRW, Goethe Institute Taipei/TW, City of Dresden (Office for Culture and Heritage Protection), City of Essen (Culture Office)