About the show ///////////////////////////
In her country, Eun-Me Ahn is considered as one of the most important artsist of the choreographic landscape. Some also see in her a shaman of modern times.
In this new opus - the second of her trilogy about difference after Ahnsim Dance- she's chosen to work with people suffering from dwarfism to invoke "Daeshim" : literally, the "great spirit" that one can also translate by "great heart".
A spirit that lies within each and everyone of us : this vital energy, this force that moves us and can make us overcome difficulties and move mountains, this breath of freedom that moves and transcend bodies, big or small.
On stage, this invisible becomes tangible. In a sort of trance, the lines - omnipresent in the set and costumes - fade out little by little. Bodies, limbs and silhouettes extend, shrink. Dwarves become giants, giants become dwarves. The points of reference turn cloudy and drown in movement to finally disappear.
What remains is performers, in all their generosity and energy.
Because in the end, size doesn't matter, but what one really is deep inside, beneath appearances.
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 : Jinwon Lee
Creation Technical Direction : Jimyung Kim
Production : Eun-Me Ahn Company, Seoul Arts Center
Eun-Me Ahn is associated artist of Théâtre de la Ville-Paris.
Work for 11 dancers and 1 singer
Running time: 75'
Eun-Me Ahn on Tour /////////////////////
16-19 March 2022 : Kampnagel, Hambourg (DE) - Dragons
22 March 2022 : Schrittmacher Festival, Heerlen (NL) - North Korea Dance
25 March 2022 : Festspielhaus St Pölten, St Pölten (AT) - Dragons
01-03 April 2022 : Dansens Hus, Oslo (NO) - North Korea Dance
08-09 April 2022 : Dansens Hus, Stockholm (SE) - North Korea Dance
13-14 April 2022 : New Baltic Dance Festival, Vilnius (LT) - North Korea Dance
04 May 2022 : TanzBremen, Bremen (DE) - Dragons
14-15 May 2022 : Theater im Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen (DE) - Dragons
20 May 2022 : Théâtre Molière, Sète (FR) - Dragons
24-25 May 2022 : Le Manège de Reims, Reims (FR) - Dragons
03 June 2022 : ONE DANCE WEEK, Plovdiv (BG) - Dragons
15-16 April 2022 : Kuopio Dance Festival, Kuopio (FI) - North Korea Dance