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
Production : Eun-Me Ahn Company, Seoul Arts Center
Eun-Me Ahn is associated artist of Théâtre de la Ville-Paris 2018-2019 season.
Work for 11 dancers and 1 singer
Running time: 75'
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