Ea Sola (Viet Nam)
Born in Vietnam during the war, Ea Sola arrived in France in 1978 with her Vietnamese father and French mother. She was involved in music, contemporary dance and theatre as part of the Grotowski group and also worked with the Japanese choreographer Min Tanaka. The one-time artist in residence at the Villa Medici, she also studied Tai Tu music from the Mekong Delta.
In 1990 she decided to return to Vietnam with a very specific idea in mind: to both look into traditional music and dance, and research memories of the war. She undertook a real exploration of her birth country, looking closely at every detail, human and spiritual.