Archive NEXT 2015

Combi: Loss/Layers & A Forbidden Act

Movement Dang-Dang (South Korea) & A.lter S.essio (France / Japan / South Korea)

45 minutes

"Loss/Layers" - A.lter S.essio - 19:00 - La rose des vents Villeneuve d'Ascq
In the installation Loss/Layers, dance and video are so strongly intertwined that either of them can hardly be distinguished. The body of dancer Yum Keiko Takayama is the canvas for the projected animations. She tries to resist the flashing terror of image and sound that comes at her faster and faster, as if mankind is about to lose the struggle with technology rushing past.
The French artists' collective Alter Sessio takes you along on an immersion trip on the boundary of reality and illusion. As a spectator you experience this performance with growing amazement. A journalist from Singapore wrote : “Watching this show was so powerful that I left the venue shaken and out of breath.” Loss/Layers is an intense ritual which can't possibly leave anyone unmoved.

"A Forbidden Act" - Movement Dang-Dang / Min-Jung Kim - 21:00 - La rose des vents Villeneuve d'Ascq
Suicide on stage. In the classical tragedies Medea and Antigone take their own life. In Forbidden Act the South Korean company Movement Dang-Dang puts thirteen performers on stage in the last hour before they commit suicide. What's going on in their head ? Why do they commit this desperate act ? Which actions do they still undertake in the last hour of their life ? Set up as a sort of block of flats of two floors so that you can look into each mini- apartment the actors tell their story. Time is ticking away but you don't get to see the ultimate act in this play. Director Kim Min Jung is not after sensation or shock but she wants to give us an insight into the complex psyche of her Korean compatriots, a culture that is very different from ours.

Loss-Layers A.lter S.essio
CONCEPTION, IMAGES, SOUND DESIGN, PROGRAMMING: Fabrice Planquette, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Yum Keiko Takayama, COSTUMES: Yum Keiko Takayama, Yoko Higashino, DRAWING: Matthieu Levet, Cécile Attagnant, GUITAR: Pierre Fruchard, PRODUCTION: Panem Et Circenses 2009, PARTNERSHIP: Maison de la culture d’Amiens, Conseil Régional de Picardie, Nuit Blanche Amiens, La Lune des Pirates, les Fées d’Hiver, La Tannerie, 2angles

A Forbidden Act Movement Dang-Dang
DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: Min-jung Kim, SOUND DESIGN: Seong-ah Shin, LIGHTING DESIGN: Chul-hee Kim, WITH: Shin Hyeon Kyeong, Lee Gyu Ri, Kwon Taekki, Lee Dokyung, Hu Yinyin, Han Eunjoo, Seo Jae Young, Choi Junghyun, Kim Hyun, Lee Sinsil, Kim Oki… PHOTO: Myung-jib KIM, Pop-corn PRODUCER Ha-na Jo TOUR MANAGER Yung-kwan Jee, CAST: Movement Dang-Dang
Tour organized with le Théâtre Garonne, scène européenne – Toulouse, in corealisation with L’Institut français « Manifestation organisée dans le cadre de l’Année France-Corée 2015-2016 » Avec le soutien de la MEL (Métropole Européenne de Lille)