Fanfare: Fall 2007
Author: Kathryn Kirkland
Posted: November 1, 2007

dance performanceCambodian nightmare brought to dance

A TRIP TO Cambodia inspired Minh Tran '89 to create Forgotten Memories, a unique dance performance based on the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge, which killed an estimated 1.5 million people.

As a dancer and choreographer, Tran (pictured at left with Jae Dieg and Jennifer Hong-Berdine in a production of Forgotten Memories) has embraced a broad range of Asian cultures in his dance and that of Portland's Minh Tran & Company. Tran, originally from Vietnam, started the professional dance group in 1997. The company is known for its mesmerizing combination of traditional Asian and contemporary Western techniques.

Forgotten Memories blurs the boundaries between dancers and audience as the performers portray the Cambodians' pain and fear along with survival and healing. Minh Tran & company will perform Forgotten Memories November 2 and 3 at 7:30 and 9 p.m. (two shows each night) at Imago Theater, 17 SE Eighth Ave. For more information and tickets, visit

On campus

Glengarry Glen Ross

DAVID MAMET'S PULITZER Prize-winning dark comedy exposes a dog-eat-dog world where a few, small-time, real estate salesmen scramble for their fair share of the American Dream. The Lincoln Hall performance of Glengarry Glen Ross opens at 7:30 p.m., Friday, November 9, and continues November 10, 14-17. A 2 p.m. matinee is schedule November 11 and a low-cost preview is at 7:30 p.m. on November 8. Tickets may be purchased at the PSU Box Office, 503-725-3307, or through Ticketmaster.

New works

Origin: A Novel
by Diana Abu-Jaber (English faculty)
W.W. Norton, 2007

Dirty Work: Immigrants in Domestic Service, Agriculture, and Prostitution in Sicily
by Jeffrey Cole '84
Lexington Books, 2007

Hume: A Guide for the Perplexed
by Angela Coventry (philosophy faculty)
Continuum International Publishing Group, 2007

Hate Mail
by Monica Garcia MS '07
Ink & Paper Group, 2007

Truth and Reconciliation
Recording by Darrell Grant (music faculty)
Origin Records, 2007

The People's Voice: A Populist Cultural History of Modern America
by David Horowitz (History faculty)
Sloan Publishing, 2007

Deer Drink the Moon: Poems of Oregon
edited by Liz Nakazawa
PSU Ooligan Press, 2007

The Portland Red Guide: Sites & Stories of Our Radical Past
by Michael Munk
PSU Ooligan Press, 2007

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