Alumnus Hien Huynh Performs at Asian Art Museum
Alumnus Hien Huynh (B.A., theatre and dance, ‘15) appears in Lemongrass & Anise, a performance featuring two generations of a Vietnamese American family. San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum presents the work on May 18 at 6:30 p.m.
The performance transports the audience through a combination of dance, storytelling, atmospheric sounds (including lullabies, Vietnamese music, and ocean waves), and the aroma of fragrant herbs used in Vietnamese cuisine. While honoring the war-torn generations bearing the weight of history, this work also speaks to the children holding and transcending their inherited stories. Huynh is joined onstage by dancer Yi-Ting (Gama) and his mother and father, Muoi Lu and Cuong Huynh, who draw upon their separate accounts of postwar Vietnam and a shared skill for improvisation.
For details visit the Asian Art Museum website.