MIXED INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

IN THE MELTING POT

ONE SHOW ONLY!

When: SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017

Venue: Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra Street)

Time: 7:30pm (doors open 7:00)

Duration: 75 minutes

  

Choreography by

DAVID EARLE (Guelph, ONT)

NAMJIN KIM (South Korea)

HOYEON KIM (South Korea)

MAHAILA PATTERSON-O'BRIEN (Vancouver, BC)

followed by

CAKE ON THE STAGE with THE MILLIES

At the Metro Studio Theatre, our mixed international program IN THE MELTING POT features the outrageous environmental work by HOYEON KIM (South Korea); with a new work 'Ladder to the Moon' by Artist-in-Residence DAVID EARLE (Guelph); 'Brother' by NAMJIN KIM (South Korea); and 'L I L A C' by MAHAILA PATTERSON-O’BRIEN (Vancouver). The evening is topped off with CAKE ON THE STAGE delivered with delicious harmonies by THE MILLIES. The audience is invited onto the stage to mingle with the artists and eat our ROMP! Festival cake!

Photo: Hoyeon Kim's In the melting pot

HOYEON KIM (South Korea)

IN THE MELTING POT

Performers:
Hoyeon Kim
Jungha Lim
Gunwoo Jun
Hoyeon Kim’s outrageous In the Melting Pot imagines human forces versus natural forces using comedic physical dance theatre. The work literally wears its ‘global pollution’, with the dancers searching blind in a gaseous atmosphere, unable to predict the future.

 

Biography:

Hoyeon Kim is a dancer and choreographer educated at Yongin University and Korea National University. He performed in 'Theatre of Operations' choreographed by Pierre Rigal from Derniere minute company in France. He has performed 9 works including 'Into thin air' and 'Already not yet' at Korea National Contemporary Dance Company since 2013 and worked on diverse projects with a number of choreographers. His most representative work is '6 degrees' which depicts people who do not feel any guilt as the biggest causes of the environmental destruction. This work was performed at Bulgaria One Dance Week Festival, Bulgaria Atom Theater and Seoul International Choreography Festival. In addition, he choreographed 'Mind control' and 'The something exists’.

L I L A C is a collaborative, interdisciplinary piece combining movement, text, sound and projection to explore the experience of a single sensory memory over time.

The lilacs

are beginning.

Begin again.

The story you tell

yourself.

Repeat it until it 

is only story

as if told by someone else.

Your scent is only a memory.

 

Biography:

Choreographer Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien is an emerging choreographer in Vancouver, BC. She studied at SFU School for the Contemporary Arts receiving her BFA (Hons). As a choreographer her work has been presented at multiple venues inside and out of SFU, this includes Project CPR, 12 Minutes Max, Dance Allsorts, Romp Festival 2015 (Victoria, BC), ASCENSION 2013 and 2014, SFU Dance Student Mainstage, Launch! Festival 2014, and Ignite Youth Festival 2013.

L I L A C

MAHAILA PATTERSON-O'BRIEN (Vancouver)
Dancer: Felicia Lau
Sound: Remy Siu, Alex Mah
Original Projection Design: Remy Siu
Performed by: Erika Mitsuhashi 
Text: Jasmine O’Brien

Photo: Mahaila Patterson-O'Brien's L I L A C

“I now talk about my only loving baby brother.” 
 
This duet expresses the subtle hurt, painful isolation, and complicated love of family when one of its members needs more support. 

 

Biography:

 

Namjin Kim was born in Pusan, South Korea in 1968. He worked at Cie Corinne LANSELLE and Cie Jacky TAFFANEL and became the first Korean member of C.C.N.R.B (1998~2002). Later he went to Belgium where is the leading country in contemporary dance, and also became the first member of Les Ballets C de la B /Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (2002~2007). After 12 years of dancing in Europe, he returned to Korea to create Dance Theatre Chang, aiming to make dance works that are more realistic and factual.

 

Produced by Dance Theatre Chang.

Co-Produced by ARTS COUNCIL KOREA, HANPAC(KOREA). 

NAMJIN KIM (South Korea)

BROTHER

Performers:
Namjin Kim
Sung Kuk Kang

Photo:  Namjin Kim / Dance Theatre Chang

Photo : dancers Danielle Baskerville & Michael English / Dance Theatre David Earle

DAVID EARLE (Guelph)

LADDER to the MOON

Performers:
Danielle Baskerville
Michael English
Ladder to the Moon is a new work in development by this year’s ROMP! Festival Artist-in-Residence.

Biography:

Beginning with his experience in the Toronto Children's Players, through the early days of the National Ballet School, to studies in 1960's New York with Martha Graham and her Company, performance with Jose Limon, assistant to the founding of the London Contemporary Dance Company, a 28 year experience as co-founder of Toronto Dance Theatre, and now Founder and Director of DtDE since 1997, David Earle has developed his own unique dance language that aspires to recover the humanity within the human instrument.

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