Here & Now – Workshop with Trân Tran

Trân Tran is a Swiss artist whose work explores the fundamentals of human connection and the drive to be connected through art. In early 2022 Trân Tran will be bringing their show ‘HERE & NOW’ to the UK and they are in search of a UK performer to join the show for their UK performance dates.

Trân Tran was introduced to HOME through the Swiss Selection Edinburgh programme when they undertook a week-long digital residency in 2020. HOME are delighted to continue to support Trân’s work here in the UK, along with the ongoing support of Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Selection Edinburgh programme. 

The Workshop

This online workshop gives artists an insight into this international artist’s practice as well as a chance for Trân Tran to meet like minded performers who they may be able to collaborate with.

Trân Tran invites UK performers to join them for an afternoon of storytelling & games to discover what it means to be here & now.

Trân will share their tools for performance making, as the workshop playfully unpicks the role of the performer and their relationship to an audience. As well as sharing their practice, Trân will ask participants to share their own stories of being ‘here & now’ with an audience in the hope that the workshop will create a unique community of performers looking for connection.

The workshop will take place on Zoom, on Thursday 19 August, 3-6pm.

Who’s it For: 

  • Performance makers who perform their own work
  • Solo Artists
  • Performers who devise
  • Participants should have at least three years of professional experience

As a queer artist of Vietnamese heritage Trân is particularly keen to connect with artists who identify as queer and/or of The Global Majority.

What will you do: 

  • Be introduced to an international artist’s practice & work
  • Learn new skills in performance making
  • Share & connect


How to take part

Fill out this short Google form



with the following information

  • Name and contact details
  • A bit about your practice: shows you have made/performed in, areas of interest
  • What does it mean to you to be ‘here & now’

Deadline to apply to take part 5pm on 5 August 2021. 

If you have access needs and would like to take part, please let us know.


About Trân Tran

Born in 1985 in Lausanne, Trân Tran is an artist graduated in Visual Arts from the Cantonal Arts School of Lausanne (ECAL). Their work has been exhibited in Switzerland between Lausanne, Cully and Geneva.

After eight years of theatrical improvisation, they turned to the theater and joined the amateur troupe of Dossier K from 2005 to 2017. It was through this that they became interested in the body and was introduced to contemporary dance. From 2014 – 2016, they created a first dance performance of 4 hours entitled I wanna dance with somebody during the collective exhibition aequum, at the Kugler foundry. In 2017, they presented Xin Chào! (Hello!) As part of the Quarts d’Heure du Théâtre Sévelin 36, which resulted in a selection at the traveling festival Tanzfaktor 2018, two programs, at the Comédie de Genève and at the Fête de la Musique in Geneva.

They created HERE & NOW at the far ° festival Nyon in August 2018 which was programmed at the OFF festival in Avignon with the Swiss Selection in Avignon in July 2019 and Swiss Selection Edinburgh 2020.