Deamons in polka dot dresses, magician-healers on platform shoes, temple servants with pink rubber gloves or spirits floating in the air in their birthday suit... Resolutely faithful to tradition and definitely pop, Symphoca Princess Bari deploys some treasures of choreographic and formal inventiveness to fit better the millenary epic into modern days.
Pansori singers and bad boys from Seoul, scooters and parasols, balloons and lamé mix with harmony in this opulent production, bringing together dancers, singers and musicians. Behind this crazy "Symphoca", one find a dazzling creator, Eun-Me Ahn,with a total, intimate and blazing work.
Famous shamanist tale, the Princess Bari epic finds here an interpretation as radical as it is faithful. Abandoned by her father the King - who wanted to have a boy - and thrown into the see, the princess is taken into by a fisherman and will have to face many ordeals and many adventures to save her seriously ill father. An initiative journey and a story of courage and fidelity - that has been reinterpreted along centuries in novel, television series and manga - celebrating forgiveness and the power of women.
Lola Gruber (extrait du programme de Paris Quartier d'Eté)
Choreography and artistic direction : Eun-Me Ahn
Text: Young-Gu Park
Music : Young-Gyu Jang
Artistic advisor : Chun Wooyoung
Set design and costumes : Eun-Me Ahnet
Set : Sunny Im / Yunkwan Design
Lighting design : Jin-Young Jang
Eun-Me Ahn is associated artist of Théâtre de la Ville-Paris 2018-2019 season.
Piece for 10 danseurs, 5 singers and 5 musicians
Running time : 90'
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