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Minh Tran & Company

Choreography for Students

Minh Tran's specific goal in creating and rehearsing a dance work with students is for them to master and take ownership of the choreography. This includes honing spatial awareness, timing, and one's realtionship to music and other dancers. His classes are conducted with a goal of transforming students into performers. Students are challenged to develop their own sense of musicality in relation to the work, even if they are performing in silence or to ambient sound. Students learn to own every single second of the work they are performing whether it is a highly technical movement or a simple gesture.

Minh Tran teaching
Meditation on Wildlife
traditional forms
Kinetic Particles
Penguin Parade
traditional forms
Pieces of Innocence

Minh's work for Reed College students since 2008 has included:

  • Lamb of God (Reed College Spring Dance Concert)

  • 2014
  • If We Must Tell You (Reed College Spring Dance Concert)
  • Taming of the Horse (Reed College Spring Dance Concert)
  • Tari Desar / Female & Male Style — Traditional Balinese Dance (Reed College Winter Dance Concert)

  • 2013
  • Kinetic Particles (Reed College Spring Dance Concert)
  • Pieces of Innocence (Reed College Spring Dance Concert)
  • Meditation on Wild Life -- In collaboration with Carla Mann (Reed College Spring Dance Concert)

  • 2012
  • Trisha in Our Mind (Reed College Winter Dance Concert)
  • Tari Desar/Female & Male Style - Traditional Balinese Dance (Reed College Winter Dance Concert)
  • Accu/Decum (Reed College Winter Dance Concert)
  • Small Phrases in Rhythm and Dynamics (Reed Winter Dance Concert)
  • Awake (Reed College Spring Dance Concert)

  • 2011
  • Character Study - Traditional Chinese Opera (Reed College Dance Concert)

  • 2010
  • Passage (Reed College Dance Concert)
  • Desert (Reed College Dance Concert)
  • From Dawn til Dusk (Reed College Dance Concert)

  • 2009
  • Entrance (Reed College Dance Concert)
  • Humphrey's Water Study / Reconstruction (Reed College Dance Concert)

  • 2008
  • Tsunami (Reed College Dance Concert)