North    Korea    Dance

Eun-Me    Ahn

Creation   2018

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Recently, the two Koreas have made a historical step on the path towards peace that could put an end to a 65 years old conflict. About North Korea, we know most of all its leader and its race to get nuclear weapon. But what about arts and dance in this country also know as "hermit country" ?

 

For this piece, Eun-Me Ahn dived into the videos coming from North : military parades and fan dances, gestures showing off virility and and virtuoso acrobatics, traditional dances and village dances. She makes the movements and the codes her own and cooks it her own adding her usual colorful and spicy twist and  going from minimalistic to epic scenes, to explore differences and similarities between dance in the North and the South :

"We share the same roots, the same traditions. But because of History and the partition of Korea, things have evolved very differently on each side of the border. 

All citizens are hoping for peace between the two countries. Maybe now is time to try to know each other a little better."

 

Choreography and artistic direction : Eun-Me Ahn

Music : Young-Gyu Jang

Artistic advisor : Chun Wooyoung

Set and costume design : Eun-Me Ahn

Set and costumes : Sunny Im / Yunkwan Design

Lighting design : Jin-Young Jang

Video : Jinwon Lee

 

Production : Eun-Me Ahn Company, 

Coproduction : Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris

Booking :  Jean-Marie Chabot


Premiere : June 01-03, 2018 at Arko Arts Theater, Séoul (KR)

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

Piece for 11 dancers

Running time : 75' without intermission

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

17-18 Sept. 2021 : Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Bruxelles (BE) - Dragons

21-22 Sept. 2021 : Maison de la Danse, Lyon (FR) - Dragons

28 Sept. - 02 Oct. 2021 : Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (FR) - Dragons

13-14 Oct. 2021 : Potzdamer Tanztage, Potsdam (DE) - Dragons

19-20 Oct. 2021 : Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU) - Dragons 

29-30 Oct. 2021 : Teatro Central, Séville (ES) - North Korea Dance

26-27 Nov. 2021 : Busan Cultural Center, Busan (KR) - Dragons 
25 March 2022 : Festspielhaus St Pölten, St Pölten (AT) - Dragons

01-03 April 2022 : Dansens Hus, Oslo (NO)  - North Korea Dance 

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

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