THE DANCER by Moky Kinh-Quoc Huynh
DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND CHANGE THE WORLD.
A POLEMICAL DISCOURSE. A GLORIOUS DANCE. A CONCERTED EFFORT.
MONDAY, MAY 19TH, 2014
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Once upon a time, there was a guy named Moky (pronounced hockey with an ‘M’). He was relatively privileged, courtesy of his parents, who furnished him with opportunities galore. But most importantly, he was inwardly rich, surrounded by loved ones who looked out for his best interest.
And yet, in spite of his happy life, the world was in shambles, a tumultuous state of disarray as the vast majority had settled for less, selling themselves short of their true potential. This created a sense of monotony and angst amid the people, irrespective of their social status.
Though he didn’t feel guilty for his personal happiness, Moky felt responsible; he wanted to help. He wanted the people to dance with Life, with God, with the Universe. This prudent metaphor enabled society to fulfill their calling, and therefore, revolutionize the art of living.
With the help of his friends and family, Moky set out to inspirit the hearts of those less fortunate. But above all, to serve as a staunch reminder that changing the world was a collective effort. The achievement of one’s dream, e.g., a happy marriage or a Super Bowl ring, did not represent the conclusion of struggle for the rest of society. After all, what was the point of being successful when pain and suffering remained constant for many? Happy lives were only worthwhile if their gifts were utilized to elevate others.
About Moky Kinh-Quoc Huynh:
Huynh was born in Vietnam. He immigrated to America with his parents when he was six-months-old. Raised in Seattle, he discovered his calling in the performing arts. He later attended USC in Southern California, but dropped out of school merely 1 semester shy of attaining his degree. He was fascinated with the stories of Siddhartha and The Little Prince, which inspired him to question the social mores, and therefore, discerningly craft his own path in life. With the kindness of his parents’ generosity, Huynh developed and performed his solo shows in Seattle and San Francisco, challenging his audience to think outside the box and comprehend the entirety of life—rather than a piece of it. The Dancer is his most recent work, a collaboration with other performers, aspiring to uplift and impassion our society with the courage to dance.