November 24 to 26, 2022
Brooklyn / Hanoi
Presented in English, with French subtitles
November 24, 2022: 7.30 pm
November 25, 2022: 7.30 pm
November 26, 2022: 7.30 pm
Anh Vo’s evening-length solo, BABYLIFT, attempts to conjure the ghosts of the Vietnam War (a.k.a. the Resistance War Against Imperialist America). Named after a 1975 mass evacuation of children from South Vietnam to Western countries—which resulted in a plane crash that killed 78 of those children— BABYLIFT is first a memorial to the unmourned and unremembered. Striving to queer linear masculinist history, Vo weaves together cultural memories of the US Civil Rights Movement, freedom fantasies of the 1960s, contemporary pop culture, and current leftist activism. Set to a disorienting soundscape, BABYLIFT juxtaposes repetitive ritualistic movements with sexually provocative gestures, speculating on the erotic of haunting that can be both terrifying and pleasurable.
Anh Vo is a Vietnamese dancer, writer, teacher, and activist. They create dances and produce texts about pornography and queer relations, about being and form, about identity and abstraction, about history and its colonial reality.
Creative producer: Benedict Nguyen | Set Designer: Kyle b. co. | Sound Designer: Isaac Silber | Video: Yiyang Cao | Photos: Maria Baranova & Yekaterina Gyadu | Dramaturg: Blanca Ulloa
about the box office
regular | $28
reduced | $22 – seniors (65 and more) & students: upon presentation of a valid justification document. the discount applies to one (1) person and is not cumulative.
junior & groups | $16 – 14 years old and under, or group of ten (10) and more.
music | $22
accompanying person | $0 – accompanying persons for spectators with a disability. contact the box office for more information.
passeport 4/4 | $68 – four (4) performances of your choice for $68 instead of $112! one (1) ticket per person per performance. all four (4) performances must be booked in the same transaction. the passport is valid for the 21.22 programming only.