Choreographer Eun-Me Ahn has invited dancers from various Asian countries, all born in 2000, the Year of the Dragon. With their both contemporary and traditional dances amidst a playful futuristic setting with holographic projections, they unveil their hopes and vision for the future. A firework of colour!
Festival Holland Festival
Run time 70 minutes, no intermission
Language Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay
Are dragons feared in Europe? Young people in Asia are attached to their cultural background, which includes dragons. They symbolise lightness, joy and optimism, but wisdom as well. This all sets the tone for a captivating, burlesque and light-footed performance like a kaleidoscope of shapes, colours and rhythms in the extravagant style that is the trademark of the enfant terrible of Korean Dance, Eun-Me Ahn.
The dancers move through a criss-crossing of holographic projections in an animated setting. The dancers, who came of age in a world ruled by technology, at the same time carry on ancient cultural traditions, passing these down each in their own way. In Asia, Generation Z faces the future with a youthful energy that is truly inspiring!
choreography Eun-Me Ahn
artistic direction Eun-Me Ahn
music Young-Gyu Jang
costumes Eun-Me Ahn
set design Eun-Me Ahn
light design Jinyoung Jang
video director Taeseok Lee
motion design Taeseok Lee, Minjeong Lee (Addnine)
technical manager Jimyung Kim
performers on stage Eun-Me Ahn, Logyee Jung, Hyekyoung Kim, Yeseul Roh, Hyosub Bae, Uiyoung Jung, Jaeyun Lee, Yongsik Moon
performers on screen Nur Syahidah Binti Hazmi, Akari Takahashi, Jiwan Jung, Siko Setyanto, Dwi Nusa Aji Winarno, Guan Ting Zhou
production Eun-Me Ahn Company, Gadja Productions
coproduction Yeongdeungpo Cultural Foundation, Busan Cultural Center, Théàtre de la Ville - Paris, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Holland Festival, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts – Weiwuying
with support by Arts Council Korea, Indonesian Dance Festival, ASWARA - Akademi Seni Budaya Dan Warisan Kebangsaan, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse N°1
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