2008’s production, Cánh Hong Trong Gió, translated as Petals in the Wind, explores the story of four Vietnamese women during the period of the Vietnam War. Through elaborate set design, costume and dance, the audience will be transported back to the 1970s and experience the interweaving of these four women’s lives during this time of national conflict. This historical showcase elicits a nostalgia that radiates through the Vietnamese audience who experienced it, while educating and inspiring others, especially the youth who are unaware of this part of history and the crucial role women played during this time period.
Through the involvement of over 150 talented students, Petals in the Wind will showcase eight types of dances, a unique historical fashion show and vocal performances, all within an elaborate storyline. Those who participate find themselves immersed in a process of cultural exchange as they are enlightened first-hand about Vietnamese history, community and culture that are displayed in the production.