Minh Tran’s latest work for his company, Anicca / Impermanence, explores rituals around death and mourning in Vietnamese Buddhist culture from a deeply personal perspective.

Danced by Tran’s seven member Portland-based company, the 49-minute performance is presented without intermission and is formatted in seven sections of seven minutes each in adherence to Buddhist funeral traditions observed on the 49th day following death.




Anicca / Impermanence is presented by Reed College Dance Department, sponsored by Ronni Lacroute, Darci & Charlie Swindells, with funding support in part by Regional Arts & Culture Council.