DROUGHT & RAIN – Presented by  Arts Centre Melbourne

French-Vietnamese choreographer, Ea Sola, brings her internationally revered work Drought and Rain (re-creation 2011) to Arts Centre Melbourne on Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 September. 

Exploring traditional Vietnamese song and dance in a contemporary framework, Drought and Rain will see twelve elderly Vietnamese women present their experiences of the Vietnam War through compelling movement, music and gesture.

 Commissioned by the Edinburgh Festival, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia and Sadler’s Wells in London, this production is a recreation of Sola’s 1995 work of the same name that comes exclusively to Melbourne after critically acclaimed tours through Europe and Asia. 

This work features the women who sang to comfort the wounded soldiers on the frontline.  An ensemble of non-professional performers, they will perform alongside virtuoso Vietnamese musicians, including traditional percussion and string instruments.

 To win 1 of 2 double passes to opening night next Thursday 20 September 2012 – just Email: DROUGHT & RAIN to [email protected]  – competition closes Sunday 16th 2012.