A few dates///////////
1963 - Birh in Republic of Korea
1974 - Begins dance, initiates herseld to shamanic practices, discovers the work of Isadora Duncan and contemporary dance from western countries.
1986-1992 - Dances with Korean Modern Dance Company and Korean Contemporary Dance Company in Seoul.
1989 - Graduated from E-Wha University in Seoul
1994 - Departure to New York City. Graduated from Tisch School for the Arts
1999-2000 - Receives the Manhattan Foundation for the Arts award and New York Foundation for the Arts award.
2001 - After several visits to Pina Bausch Festival à Wuppertal, she presents 3 solos from the Tomb series.
2001-2004 - Returns to Korea where she is appointed as Artistic Director of Daegu Metropolitan Citiy Dance Company. She creates, amongst others, The Little Match Girl and Skypepper.
2007 - Creation of Symphoca Princess Bari, a choreographic adaptation of a Korean legend that will be presented at Seoul Arko Arts Center, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Festival, BOZAR, Edimburgh Festival...
2011 - Creation de Dancing Grandmothers, a work inspired by the gestures of Korean old ladies and first part of a trilogy about generations (Dancing Teen Teen, Dancing Middle-Aged Men)
2016 - Creation of Ahnsim Dance, with visually impared, first part of a new trilogy dealing with handicap and differenc.
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Eun-Me Ahn //////////////////////////////////////
Ah, the famous custard pie that is the confrontation "between tradition and modernity"... How many creators have struggled to find the way to describe what is finally the lot of every artist : one the one hand to know, understand, integrate what the ancients did; on the other to forgot them, overcome them and hope to find something new. Quite a vast program...
On this level, Eun-Me Ahn has found new, unexpected and exciting ways. This first comes from her itinerary, marked as much by the learning and exploration of shamanistic tradition as by the many years spent in New York or a profound friendship with the missed Pina Bausch (who invited her many times in Wuppertal). Korean and cosmopolitan, figure of the avant-garde but also choreographer of the very official 2002 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Daegu and presented in the most important international festivals, she knows how to improve the beauties of contrast, mow polka dots, stripes and flower, how to play with the most pop colors before switching to the most solemn austerity, how to play with the most subtle shades of androgyny or une slowness to make trance rhythm burst...
Educated at the school of rigor, precise, demanding and of a all Korean discipline, Eun-Me Ahn is also a daredevil performer, ready for all kind of piracies. One have seen her jump from the top of a crane to attack a piano with axe and scissors, rip off herself her fairy dress made of white ties to distribute the pieces to the audience while performing a teddybear dance, bury herself with a clown costumes under a rain of baloons, locked up behind bars in a duet with a chicken, or dressed up as a mushroom... But one would be wrong thinking it is provocation. It is rather the affirmation of a curiosity and a freedom held by work and style pushed to their most unexpected limits.
Eun-Me Ahn is associated artist of Théâtre de la Ville-Paris.