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Erosion and Nutrient Loss on Sloping Land under Intense Cultivation in Southern Vietnam

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Microsoft Word - dualphxkoreanjournal.doc 1 DANCING THE DUAL PHOENIX - COLLABORATING ACROSS CULTURES A choreographer’s view of a Vietnamese – Australian collaboration. CHERYL STOCK Based on a paper presented at the Philippines International Dance Festival and Conference, 2-9 August 1998 The shared desire for an innovative, artistic, economic, and spiritual collaboration is at odds with the reality of distinctly different personal and cultural value systems – despite the rhetoric of a “global village”. (Lampe 1993, 153) Collaboration in artistic practice ideally embraces ideals of cooperation, teamwork, and symbiosis amongst like-minded people with common goals and a shared philosophy. However, when one is working collaboratively with another culture, training, creative processes, expectations, relationships, and aesthetics may not only contain differences but in some cases may appear to be directly in conflict with one’s own experiences and beliefs. In this context concepts of collaboration must necessarily be re-examined, and the following paper does so from the point of view of an Australian contemporary dance director and choreographer participating in a Vietnamese/Australian music and dance project Through the Eyes of the Phoenix, in which five Australian and forty five Vietnamese artists participated. The Australian creative team consisted of myself as director and co-choreographer, Sarah de Jong as composer, Michael Pearce as designer, with Sun Ping and Tina Yong as co- choreographers. Our Vietnamese colleagues comprised 22 dancers, 20 orchestral musicians and 2 singers from the Vietnam Opera Ballet Theatre, composer Pho Duc Phuong, guest 2 violinist Manh Hung, traditional musicians from the Army Ensemble, and three design students from the National Theatre and Film Institute. The performances resulting from this collaboration took place in Hanoi in March 1997, and a televised version and documen

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