Concept and Choreography: Jihoon Choi, Jin Lee
Dance: Jin Lee
Music: Benny Omerzell
Dramaturgy: Jin Young Won
Duration: 15 minutes
photo: Kyungmi Lee
HUABUN (Potted plant), is a solo dance performance about expressing the inevitable position of humans who have to live in harmony between other individuals and society.
In Blank Check Festival, we are sharing part of the physical research of the HUABUN.
Choreography: Rotem Weissman
Co-Creation and Performance: Ariel Hayun, Jin Lee, Raz Mantell, Susanna Ylikoski and Ruby Frances Jones
Dramaturgy: Zuki Ringart
Residency: Tanz Station – Barmer Bahnhof
Duration: 40 minutes
Thank to Lena Klink, Thusnelda Mercy, Pascal Merighi, Tai Rona, Tor Goffer, Shani Froy and Rebea Ter Braak and Tanz Station – Barmer Bahnhof.
photo: Rotem Weissman
AGADA is derived from the Hebrew song Agada Yapanit (Japanese Fable), written by Ehud Manor and composed by Ariel Zilber in 1972. The song describes a pointless tragedy about blind ambition precipitating absurd and unnecessary violence, with an implication that this cycle is inevitable.
Working with materials drawn from improvisation practice, the creation process unfolds as a dialogue between one body/imagination and others through interaction, reaction, and fantasy.
In AGADA, the song is utilized as the guiding thread of both the embodiment of each character, and the structure of the performance as a score, both playing between the mimesis of the song and its dismantling. AGADA emerged as an appeal to empathy: the physiological ability to feel like another, and to make a collective shift.