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Due West Arts Festival — Footscray By Night (a second call)
November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm AEDT
FOOTSCRAY BY NIGHT (A SECOND CALL) by Hoang Tran Nguyen restages a community arts project first mounted with David Nguyen as part of Big West Festival 2011.
Inspired by the Paris By Night cabaret shows, popular in the Vietnamese diaspora, a series of karaoke videos were produced celebrating the communities associated with Little Saigon Shopping Centre.
Since the fire of 2016 that devastated Little Saigon, the center of gravity for the Vietnamese community has shifted, raising questions about gentrification, the reclamation of space and what these discussions mean in a (de)colonial context.
Revisiting the project relocates it to a new meeting point, bringing in dialogue with local Indigenous community practitioners of Melbourne’s West to explore the conversation of dispossession and dislocation between migrant and Indigenous communities.
Join FOOTSCRAY BY NIGHT (A SECOND CALL) for an evening of song, performance, and video in Nicholson Street. Featuring Robbie Bundle and Brian Morley, Tuấn Anh, Djirri Djirri Dance Group, Allara Briggs Pattison and River of 3 Dancers, plus a finale of community karaoke, all MC’ed by Donna Tran-Walker.
Created and produced by Hoang Tran Nguyen.
Co-curated by Robbie Bundle.
Presented and supported by Victoria University and Due West Arts Festival.
Image from Footscray By Night by Hoang Tran Nguyen.
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