Here are some of our previous shows from past years. Each year has featured a different story and theme.
STOLEN deals with the issue of human trafficking, an issue that is hard to discuss, to accept, and to understand, but it is an issue that exists not only in Vietnamese culture, but in all cultures.
STOLEN follows Tuyết’s journey of struggles and allows for the discovery of an ugly truth, but a truth nonetheless.
For the 2011 UC Berkeley Vietnamese Student Association Culture Show, we meet three Vietnamese youths living in the community of Versailles in New Orleans at the time leading up to and after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. All three are at a crossroads of sorts, facing the greatest challenges of their still adolescent lives.
Echo is about the reverberations, resonances, and the rebirths found within characters that challenge the essence of who a people are and what they stand for, individually, and as a Vietnamese community.
Our Life After pays tribute to the Vietnamese refugees of the past 35 years. Given that 2010 marks the 35th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, Cal VSA wanted to take this year’s show to honor the spirit, perseverance, and hope of this Vietnamese diaspora.
Culture Show 2010 tells three unique yet also universal stories of Vietnamese families following the Vietnam War. Each interconnected story possesses its own values in terms of the issues and themes that are addressed.
Monsoon is a modern allegorical folktale, produced by the Vietnamese Student Association for Culture Show’s 30th Anniversary. Infused with both traditional and modern performances, such as lantern dancing and hip-hop, this original production combines the heritage, procession, and perseverance of Vietnamese culture.
Petals in the Wind explores the story of four Vietnamese women during the period of the Vietnam War. Through elaborate set design, costume and dance, the audience will be transported back to the 1970s and experience the interweaving of these four women’s lives during this time of national conflict. This historical showcase elicits a nostalgia that radiates through the Vietnamese audience who experienced it, while educating and inspiring others, especially the youth who are unaware of this part of history and the crucial role women played during this time period.