Suddenly Dance Theatre presents
A Suddenly Media Production
An international collaboration
Canada / South Korea
EPISODE 1 - "Horangi & Gatchi"
Created and Directed by David Ferguson
Music by Miles Lowry
Produced and Edited by David Ferguson
Co-produced by Dab Dance Project
Director of Photography:
Video Still: Hoyeon Kim and Juhye Cho in Suddenly Dance Theatre's LUCKY MAYBE
In December 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Suddenly Dance Theatre’s Artistic co-Director David Ferguson captured a new dance-film called LUCKY MAYBE. With his cast and crew in South Korea, the director worked remotely via the internet from Victoria, BC, Canada to create the work.
Suddenly Dance Theatre’s LUCKY MAYBE (Episode 1) was filmed entirely on location at Wauwoojungsa, a beautiful and sprawling temple in Yongin, South Korea. The two central characters named Horangi (Hoyeon Kim) and Gatchi (Jungha Lim) are inspired by Korean folklore and silent-film era comedy duos. Representing lost nature, old magic and luck, these out-of-time outsiders are out-of-sync in a pandemic world. Created and directed by David Ferguson, and fuelled by a pulsing original soundtrack by Miles Lowry, LUCKY MAYBE muses on global themes about the nature of luck, interconnectivity, and the gamble of life.
LUCKY MAYBE is the first episode of what is anticipated to be a lighthearted dance-on-film series featuring dance artists Hoyeon Kim and Jungha Lim. Victoria and Vancouver audiences will remember the kinetic duo for their humourous performances in recent years ‘Bomberman’ and ‘First Abundance Society’ under the name Dab Dance Project.
Video Still: Jungha Lim in Suddenly Dance Theatre's LUCKY MAYBE
Suddenly Dance Theatre’s works in dance-media have reached our greatest multi-cultural audiences nationally and internationally. This has played a crucial role in sustaining a cycle of original works over our 29 year history - whether it be through public installations, silent films made for composer interaction, made-for-television films, or film festivals worldwide.
Our company has a significant history of collaborating with South Korean artists, first developed through a deep creative connection between Artistic co-Director David Ferguson with dance partner Jung ah Chung spanning 15 years. Suddenly Dance Theatre has previously toured 4 times to South Korea, performing our original works at the World Dance Stars Festival (2008), Busan International Dance Festival (2008), the Next Wave Dance Festival (2008/09), the 17th Daegu International Festival of Dance (2015), and in-residence (2019). In Canada, we have presented Jungah Chung, Hyoseung Ye, Hoyeon Kim, Jungha Lim, Jooha Kim, Gunwoo Jun, Choi Yeoungtak, and Namjin Kim, among others.
Video Still: Jeongyeon Yum in Suddenly Dance Theatre's LUCKY MAYBE
This episode of LUCKY MAYBE has been supported by:
Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize 2020 (via Ferguson) to stimulate international collaboration
Suddenly Dance Theatre
The Canada Council
The BC Arts Council
CRD Arts Development
Arts Council Korea
Dab Dance Project (South Korea)
Seoul Dance Centre
Dance Victoria’s Residency Program
With thanks and appreciation to:
Stephen White, Bernard Sauvé, Shireen McNeilage, Tracy Smith, Dr. Jennifer Wise, and Ziyian Kwan.
Filmed on location in Yongin, South Korea.
With deepest gratitude to Wawoojongsa Temple.