geumhyung jeong

7 ways

geumhyung jeong  7 ways

source: 2014automne-en-normandie

Geumhyung Jeong is a Korean dancer and the choreographer of her own shows. 7 ways proposes a particular approach in which the object is incarnate and comes to life. The performer finds herself alone (and somehow lonely) on the stage, she hides and uses her body as a vehicle for creating 7 possible love stories.
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source: akademie-solitudede

Born 1980 in Seoul/South Korea.

Geumhyung Jeong studied theater at Hoseo University, Cheonan/South Korea dance and performance at the Korean National University of Arts and animation film at the Korean Academy of Film Arts.

Geumhyung Jeong is a choreographer, dancer and performer. She constantly renegotiates the relationship between the human body and the objects which surround it. She uses plain everyday objects upon which she bestows a bizarre, disconcerting life through an intense and risky interaction with her own body. Her projects combine dance and puppetry, as well as bringing attention to technical aspects of theatre.

Her works have been presented by Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zurich/Switzerland, Malta Festival, Poznań/Poland, Brigittines International Festival, Brussels/Belgium, SPIEL ART Festival, Munich/Germany, ImpulsTanz Festival, Vienna/Austria, iDans Festival, Istanbul/Turkey, Contemporary Art Museum of Ujazdowski, Warsaw/Poland, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart/Germany, PACT Zollverein, Essen/Germany and many others.
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source: inhalemag

Geumhyung Jeong is a Korean dancer and the choreographer of her own shows. 7 ways proposes a particular approach in which the object is incarnate and comes to life. The performer finds herself alone (and somehow lonely) on the stage, she hides and uses her body as a vehicle for creating 7 possible love stories. That’s how a mask put on a foot can caress a mannequin or a big-headed jellyfish hand can have sex with a melodica.

Each story is twisted and has powerful sexual connotations, some parts are poetical and kind and some others create the impression of a strange dream, or even a nightmare. Probably one of the strongest and disturbing images is the one with an old man-vacuum cleaner raping the “dead” body of the dancer.

The difference between the human and the object is blurred and creates an intended confusion, but after several sequences the spectator gets used with the convention and the performance becomes a bit boring.
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source: culturaregioneemilia-romagnait

“7 ways” della coreana Geumhyung Jeong: su un palcoscenico quasi vuoto, sotto una luce bianca e cruda una giovane organizza ex-novo il proprio habitat secondo sette vie. Sette piccole scene di trasformazione in cui Geumhyung Jeong cambia, trascinando nella mutazione oggetti di uso comune: un aspirapolvere, una piccola barca, una pompa, la testa di un manichino. Il piccolo intento singolare di creare una nuova relazione con le cose, impatta con il lato nascosto della realtà e indica la fatica interrogante della novità. “Or” di Silvia Rampelli è l’appuntamento di danza del secondo weekend. La compagnia della coreografa, Habillé d’eau, uno dei gruppi di danza più rigorosi e radicali del panorama italiano, pone come centro della sua ricerca il confine tra sensazione fisica e motoria e coscienza di sé.
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source: madlesoirbe

La jeune chorégraphe et danseuse coréenne Geumhyung Jeong, crée, en silence, dans un espace vide et avec une extrême économie de moyens, une relation entre son corps et des objets. Un langage nouveau, à la fois physique et mental, sept tableaux interrogeant la sexualité.