Why are we afraid of dragons? Certainly because in Europe the figure of the dragon stood for negative natural phenomena and evil. In Asia it is quite different. The dragon symbolises goodness and strength. It is feared and respected at the same time. It is this strength that the dancers from five different Asian countries embody in Eun-Me Ahn's new production. All were born in the Year of the Dragon and represent the digital generation as well as the regional choreographic heritage. This alliance unites modernity and tradition. Eun-Me Ahn's dance piece is both meditative and dynamic. It transports the audience into a futuristic world where shapes and colours mix, where the mystical is combined with an avant-garde stage design and where dragons are no longer feared.
Tickets will go on sale on 19. August 2021
Choreography and artistic direction: Eun-Me Ahn
Music: Young-Gyu Jang
Costume and set design: Eun-Me Ahn
Lighting: Jinyoung Jang
Video technique: Taesok Lee
Dancers: on stage: Eun-Me Ahn, Kyoungmi Hwang, Hyekyoung Kim, Jeeyeun Kim, Jeongwan Cho, Ohjun Kwon, Jinmin Oh, Soobeom Jang (South Korea).
On screen: Jiwan Jung (South Korea) Akari Takahashi (Japan), Siko Setyanto, Dwi Nusa Aji Winarno (Indonesia), Nur Syahidah Binti Hazmi (Malaisie), Guan Ting Zhou (Taiwan)
Production: Eun-Me Ahn Company, Gadja Productions Coproduction : Yeongdeungpo Cultural Foundation, Busan Cultural Center, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon 2020, Festspielhaus St. Pölten (Austria), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts - Weiwuying (Taiwan).
With the support of: Arts Council Korea, Indonesian Dance Festival (Indonesia), ASWARA - Akademi Seni Budaya Dan Warisan Kebangsaan (Malaisie), Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse N°1 (Japan).
On tour with the support of KAMS - Center Stage Korea
Eun-Me Ahn is an associate artist of the Théâtre de la Ville - Paris
Thanks to Hans Otto Theater
Duration : 70 minutes