HYOSEUNG YE (Seoul, Korea)
ROMP! 2016 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
When: FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
Venue: Dance Victoria Studios (2750 Quadra Street)
Duration: 45 mins
Choreographed and Performed by HYOSEUNG YE
WE ARE DIAMONDS
a Dance Victoria Chrystal Award work-in-progress
Created by DAVID FERGUSON & HYOSEUNG YE
MIN JIN KIM
Take a long lunch to see this intimate in-studio showing and support a new international collaboration!
Suddenly Dance Theatre is Victoria’s established dance company known for creating works for stage, screen, and public installation. The company’s Artistic co-Director David Ferguson was recently awarded a Dance Victoria Chrystal Dance Prize to create a new international collaboration with Hyoseung Ye (Seoul, South Korea). This program offers a glimpse into an active creative cultural interchange at play with a work-in-progress showing of ‘We Are Diamonds’. Joining the collaboration are South Korean dancers Hoyeon Kim and Min Jin Kim, and Sound Designer Miles/Lowry; with Jung ah Chung as part of the second phase of creation in Seoul, later in 2016.
This program also features ‘Traces’ an autobiographical solo choreographed and performed by Hyoseung Ye. Violent gestures, poetic yet pushed to the unbearable, evoke the difficult years far away from his country as the ‘outsider’.
This program will also be featured July 9, 2016 in Nanaimo, BC as part of the Infringing Festival.
Hyoseung Ye was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1974. He first studied gymnastics then traditional, classical and contemporary dance at Kyung Hee University. At age 25, he finished his studies to join Seoul Contemporary Dance Company, followed by work with Carolyn Carlson in France. In Belgium with the celebrated Alain Platel he was a part of the creations of Ballets C de la B's – vsprs, pitié ! and Out of Context. In 2011, he moved back to Korea to focus on choreography, while still touring for the company. He created Traces, an autobiographical solo evoking his difficult years far away from his country with violent gestures, sometimes unbearable, but always poetic. In a prolific 2013, he created Chaosmos, a solo about a world rebuilding again; followed by N(OWN)OW with four of his partners from Ballets C de la B (Mathieu Desseigne Ravel, Elie Tass, Ross McCormack et Romeu Runa); and I’m so tired, for 5 dancers, 3 musicians and 1 comedian. In 2014, he choreographed part of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
HYOSEUNG YE (SEOUL, KOREA)
Image: BluePoet D.T by Hyoseung Ye