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
Creation Technical Direction : Jimyung Kim
Eun-Me Ahn is associated artist of Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
Piece for 10 danseurs, 5 singers and 5 musicians
Running time : 90'
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