Land of Waiting Souls

Land of Waiting Souls, directed and choreographed by Cheryl Stock in collaboration with composer Trong Dai, writer Thi Hong Ngat, designer Thu Ha with 22 dancers and 45 musicians and singers from Vietnam Opera Ballet Theatre. Premiered 1995, Opera House, Hanoi, toured throughout Vietnam and to Melbourne for the Green Mill Dance Festival 1996.

An episodic narrative of rural life celebrating the strength of women at war, drawing on Vietnamese traditional folk and operatic forms as well as contemporary techniques.

... clearly and movingly expressed, and the Vietnamese dancers , both physically and technically were a delight to watch

(Laughlin, 1996, Dance Australia, p. 58)

For further information refer to doctoral thesis, Making Intercultural Dance in Vietnam, under publications.