Choreographer Fang Yun Lo, and her colleagues - the Vietnamese choreographer Ngo Thanh Phuong and the Taiwanese set designer Cheng Ting Chen- interviewed over 100 people with a Vietnamese background in Germany and Taiwan in a two-year journalistic research project. In spontaneous encounters at work, in stores, snack bars and stores, they talked about experiences as immigrants or in a family between cultures.
Home Away From Home deliberately exposes its own fragility and incompleteness, indeed the painful impossibility of being at home. [...] It is an associative panorama about identity and how it is fluid and difficult to define.
"Home away from home" weaves a touching, multi-voiced journey through the often invisible Vietnamese expatriate community from dozens of memories. Divided into small groups, the audience meets six performers at different stations in the theatre who tell their own stories and those of their families - as artists, workers, Youtubers or students. A complex mosaic of human relationships emerges from stories, pictures, films and audio pieces.
"Home away from home" tells of the global dimension of labour migration and intercultural reality, reports on disruption and structural violence, but at the same time also explores overarching human categories of home, identity and happiness.
表演者Vũ Phương ThảoVõ Thị Hồng Cẩm ThuýPhạm Minh ĐứcPhan Mỹ Nương 潘美娘Bùi Văn Quý 裴文貴
共同創作Ngô Thanh Phương
音樂設計, Sound design派崔克.左梭Daniel Somaroo Acuña
影像設計, Editing, Camera, 導演Andrés Hilarión Madariaga
燈光設計, Technical lead馬克思．盧克斯
製作助理Vũ Mạnh Đức
影像技術支援René Liebert (STUDIO6)
Production聚合舞Polymer DMTEssen, DE
Research Partner越南移工移民辦公室Taoyuan, TWDOMiD Documentation Center and Museum of Migration in GermanyCologne, DETU Dresden - Center for Integration StudiesDresden, DE
LanguagesVietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, German
Available subtitlesVietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, German, English, other languages can be produced
AccessibilityTranslation into sign language, audio description and touch tour possible by arrangement, access for the walking-impaired possible depending on the theatre.
Further Resourcesphoto exhibition, short movie (32min)