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 /////////////////////
06 April 2023 : Le Théâtre - Scène Nationale, Saint-Nazaire (FR) - Dragons
03-04 May 2023 : Bonlieu - Scène Nationale, Annecy (FR) - Dragons
07 May 2023 : World Theatre Festival, Shizuoka (JP) - Dancing Grandmothers
16 May 2023 : Espace Jean Legendre, Compiègne (FR) - Dragons
10-11 June 2023 : National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (TW) - Dragons
20-21 June 2023 : Holland Festival, Amsterdam (NL) - Dragons