Minh Anh Van Directs To the Water and Back

13 Apr, 2023

Minh Anh Van Directs To the Water and Back

Our BCNM AAPI Fellow, Minh Anh Van, who directs "To the Water and Back | Biển Gọi Tên Tôi", invites us to this performance! It is going to be live this Saturday, April 15, 2023 between 4:30pm-7:30pm at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. The show is the 44th annual culture show of the Cal Vietnamese Student Association. It's a play with traditional and modern dance performances in between to amplify the story.

For the past 43 years, UC Berkeley’s Vietnamese Student Association (Cal VSA) has held an annual culture show, an entirely student-run production depicting personal and touching stories that bring older and younger generations together while showcasing traditional performances, such as lion dance and lotus dance, as well as exciting modern dance performances!

This year's 44th culture show is a story about generational trauma and the beautiful and horrible things we can inherit. After the loss of her mother, Vân and her father have a strained relationship, and she struggles with her feelings for her best friend. The anxiety and stress unlock her power to raise the tides and call down storms as her sorrow becomes overwhelming. Can her loved ones bring her home? Or will she succumb to the depths of the sea like her mother?

Here’s the link to purchase tickets for the show!