Africans in Europe, Asian Focus, Assimilation, Bali Chinese Massacre, Better Future, Boat People, Bollywood, Capabilities, Chiang Mai, Chinese Peranakan, Chinese Symphonic Music, Collaboration, Colonisation, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Music, Denpasar, Diaspora, Diversity, Documentary Theatre, Edinburgh, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Playhouse, Electronic Music, Gambang Kromong, Globalisation, History, Ho Chi Minh City, Home, Humanity, Hybridity, Identity, Indians in Southeast Asia, Indonesia Tionghua Culture, Indonesian Chinese, Jakarta, Journey, Los Angeles, Memory, Migration, Mumbai, Music Theatre, New Myth, Nomads, Orang Laut, Pakistan, Personal Mythology, Refugee, Reinvention, Resilience, Riau Islands, Sea Aboriginals, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Southeast Asia Studies, Tenacity, Thai Indian, Transdisciplinary Performance, Utopia, Vibrancy, Video Installation, Vietnam War, Vietnamese American, Vietnamese Americans, Voice Performance, War,
A sweeping, panoramic docu-performance based on the Chinese saying ‘to seek a better life by crossing the Four Seas’, Diaspora explores the diasporic phenomenon of the human spirit in time and space, celebrating humanity and human tenacity.
Through stories of Vietnamese-Americans, Indonesian Chinese, Africans in Europe, Indians in Southeast Asia and Orang Laut, Ong Keng Sen evokes thoughts on home, memory, identity, and migration through war and through choice. ‘Diaspora’ is a celebration of humanity and human tenacity.
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