No Country for Mother

Mẹ ơ đâu? (Mother, Where Are You?) 

Exploring personal histories, matriarchal myths, and Vietnamese mother goddess religion, No Country For Mother is an autobiographical reckoning and reconciling toward an embodied masculinity untethered by dominant narratives of manhood. Through dance, storytelling, and ritual, this intimate full-length solo honors matriarchal connections across time and space and asks how contemporary masculinity can uncover the divine mother within itself.

Mẹ ơ đâu? Mother, I hope to find you…

Music: transcriptions, Alex Abalos, Vanessa Vân-Ánh Võ | Lighting Design: GG Torres

Projection Design: fyusha | Costume Design: Mey Seychao | Set Design: Giang Trinh

Made possible with support from:

San Francisco Arts Council | California Arts Council | API Cultural Center | Asian Improv aRts


Friday, May 26 @ 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday, May 27 @ 7:30-9:00pm*
Sunday, May 28 @ 2:30-4:00pm
* performance will be followed by an artist talkback

Joe Goode Annex
401 Alabama St
Yelamu (San Francisco), CA 94110

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(Cash and electronic donations can be made at the performance, but are not required.)


JOHNNY HUY NGUYỄN (he/him) is a second generation Vietnamese American multidisciplinary dance artist based in Yelamu (San Francisco) and son of courageous refugees. His physical works excavate memory, experience, and possibility into the present, while simultaneously interrogating the social, political, and cultural conditions that shape us. Learn more:

May 26, 2023 at 7:30pm - 9pm
Joe Goode Annex
401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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