Nobody Beats The Odds
Nobody Beats The Odds is a venture through the anxiety of courting desire. It’s an attempt to find short term transcendence in an uncaring world. Alvin Tran uses his experience in working with national dance troupes and music videos to explore the ways idolized figures ease the frustrations and unrealized potentials of rootless millennials. As conformity comes knocking at the door, the fear of the self eroding becomes too much to handle.
Alvin Tran (b. 1995) is a choreographer and visual artist that has recently had exhibitions and performances at Macau Dance Festival 2021, Art Night London 2019, Inner Mongolian National Troupe of Song and Dance 2018, Self-Criticism curated by Carol Yinghua Lu and Su Wei, and Shanghai Projects 2017 curated by Yongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
His recent collaborations as a choreographer include the K-Pop band BTS, visual artist Diane Severin Nguyen and the Vietnam National Opera & Ballet.
Dancers: Sarah Baugstø, Mia Thecla Kim, Mara Peyer, Naomi Roth
Costumes: Kyoung Eun Kim, Khanh Brice Nguyen
Music: Pyra, Goon des Garcons, Necta, Cacaphony
Video Support: Suzy Kang
Flyer: Philippa schmitt