LUCKY MAYBE

(in production)

an international collaboration

Canada / South Korea

Directed by David Ferguson

Choreography:

Hoyeon Kim

Jungha Lim

Dancers: 

Hoyeon Kim

Jungha Lim

Jeongyeon Yum

Juyhe Cho

Music:

Miles Lowry

Assistant:

Yongmin Gwak

Episode 1: 

24 mins 

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Suddenly Dance Theatre presents

LUCKY MAYBE (in production)

an international collaboration

Canada / South Korea

SPECIAL ONLINE EVENT COMING January 15, 2021

@ 6pm

LUCKY MAYBE

A Preview of the Work-in-Progress

with

Director David Ferguson (Canada)

Choreographer Hoyeon Kim (Korea)

in discussion with Dr. Jennifer Wise

 

Hosted by Dance Victoria as a part of DANCE DAYS

Sign up online at DANCE VICTORIA

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. 

 

In this hour-long Zoom gathering hosted by Dance Victoria, playwright, translator, and theatre historian Dr. Jennifer Wise will talk with the Director David Ferguson and Choreographer Hoyeon Kim. Audiences will see the very first look at this work-in-progress, ask questions, and learn about how artists are adapting to change.

 

Audiences are invited to sign-up at DANCE VICTORIA

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. 

 

LUCKY MAYBE was filmed entirely on location at Wauwoojungsa, a beautiful and sprawling temple in Yongin, South Korea. Our two central characters named Horangi (Tiger) and Gatchi (Magpie) 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 modern world. In each episode, they try and fail at odd jobs in order to survive, sharing a depression-era physical humour. 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. 

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. Suddenly Dance Theatre has previously toured to South Korea twice in 2008, in 2015 and in residency in 2019, performing our original works in the major cities of Seoul, Kimhae, Busan, and Daegu. 

 

This project 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 and from Dance Victoria’s residency program. Reciprocal residencies for LUCKY MAYBE took place in Victoria and Seoul in late 2019. With thanks and appreciation to: Bernard Sauvé, Shireen McNeilage, and Stephen White.

 

In Spring 2021, a previously postponed residency at Seoul Dance Centre will take place virtually to further support the development of the work.

 

The first episode of ‘LUCKY MAYBE’ will be released in 2021.

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