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HEADS UP! New Dance-Theater from Vietnamese Choreographer this weekend!

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In its welcome mission of bringing outstanding international artists to our
local performance scene, UCLA Live is hosting the Los Angeles debut of award-winning Company Ea Sola at Royce Hall for two shows this weekend. Raised in Vietnam during the war and trained in Paris, the female choreographer-performer Ea Sola incorporates traditional culture, music, dance and the history of Vietnam in
this 2005 work. Whereas some of her previous work was performed by peasant women between the ages of fifty and seventy-five, this touring company consists of twelve dancers from the Vietnam National Opera Ballet-Hanoi.

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Described in promotional materials as "a passionate reflection of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of the next generation," the work also includes original music performed live by five musicians and Vietnamese opera singer Doan Thanh Binh.