Jason Vu in “Princess”

June 3, 2022

In celebration of Pride month, we’re sharing Jason Vu‘s short film “Princess.” The solo performance features Vu, a non-binary Vietnamese American movement artist, educator and wellness coach based in Philadelphia, as they dance alone through a cavernous home. Co-directed with B Gosse, “Princess” uses tender, earnest movement to reflect on Vu’s present and explore painful memories from their past. As they dance, the choreography is paired with sparse narration, including sentiments like, “At five, he caught me playing in a dress. At twelve, they threw rocks at me.” But ultimately, Vu’s message is a hopeful one. They reflect, “Pretty. It is a delicate wisdom.”