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Ahnsim    Dance

Eun-Me    Ahn

Création   2016

About   the   show  //////////////////////////

A three word title in the Morning Calm Country language : AhnSim Dance.

 

Let's analyze it from the end :

For « Dance », well... no need of translation.

« Sim » can be translated in English by "mind" or state of mind".

« Ahn » . it's the name of the choreographer, the name of a woman bursting with energy and joie de vivre who moves everything on her way : codes, conventions... and - above all - people. But "Ahn" also means "comfortable", "safe" in Korean. 

 

Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, economical crisis, ... The least we can say is that we are living troubled times. Yet, the same message comes again and again : "Everything is fine. Don't worry. We take care of you." We are repeatedly told that we live in united societies in which everyone can find a place. Yet some are left aside along the way...

For the fist part of the trilogy about handicap and difference, Eun-Me Ahn has chosen to work with visually-impaired people. 

 

On stage, amateur and professional dancers are on a equal footing. With white sticks as unique props (successively becoming swings, clocks, taxi or a pillory), they take us into a chiaroscuro world, going from a dream ethereal univers in which black and white prevail, to a Technicolor one where the visually-impaired évoque with humour and a touching innocence the sometimes cruel and often revolting reality of their everyday-life and their handicap. But no pathos here... on the contrary. 

It is joie de vivre, taking its roots in an amazing survival force, that prevails in a whirlwind of color and energy such as only Eun-Me Ahn knows how to create. 

 

Ahnsim Dance is a manifesto against indeifference, a call to awareness :

"If we all want to feel safe, we need to open the eyes and act. And this is going to happen through others, because together we are stronger and we can make something beautiful."


 

Credits  /////////////////////////////////////////

 

Choreography and artistic direction: Eun-Me Ahn

Music: Young-Gyu Jang

Artistic advisor : Chun Wooyoung

Costumes and set design : Eun-Me Ahn

Set : Sunny Im / Yunkwan Design

Lighting design : Jin-Young Jang

Video : Taeseok Lee

Production : Eun-Me Ahn Company, KSPO & Co

On tour with the support of KAMS / Center Stage Korea

Eun-Me Ahn is associated artist of Théâtre de la Ville-Paris 2018-2019 season.

Work for 9 dancers and 6 blind amateurs

Running time : 75'

25 people on tour

Video  /////////////////////////////////////////

 

Diffusion : jm[at]gadjaprod.com

Facebook : Eun Me Ahn Company안은미 컴퍼니

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Eun-Me Ahn   on  Tour  /////////////////////

21 Feb. 2020 : Théâtre de Liège, Festival Pays de Danse (BE) - North Korea Dance

03 March 2020 : Théâtre de Rungis (FR) - Let Me Change Your Name

06 March 2020 : L'Arsenal, Cité Musicale de Metz (FR) - North Korea Dance

10 March 2020 : Théâtre du Crochetan, Monthey (CH) - North Korea Dance

17-18 March 2020 : MC2, Grenoble (FR) - North Korea Dance

21 March 2020 : MA-Scène Nationale, Montbéliard (FR)- North Korea Dance

27-28 March 2020 : Teatro Central, Séville (ES) - North Korea Dance

31 March 2020 : Théâtre du Vellein, Villefontaine (FR) - North Korea Dance

O3 Apr. 2020 : Théâtre de Villefranche, Villefranche sur Saône (FR) - North Korea Dance

14-17 Apr. 2020 : Maison de la Danse, Lyon (FR) - North Korea Dance

23-24 Apr. 2020 : Théâtre Molière - Scène Nationale de Sète (FR) - North Korea Dance

28 Avr. 2020 : Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest (FR) - Dancing Grandmothers

02 May 2020 : Festival DDD, Porto (PT) - North Korea Dance

07-09 May 2020 : Dansenshus, Oslo (NO) - North Korea Dance