(2018) theatre/ choreography
Premiere date: 08.08.2018
Furhter Shows: 09./10.08.2018
Seoul Art Space Mullae
30 Mullaedong 1(il)-ga,
Traces portrays the intimate meeting of two people. They may be friends, lovers, children parents, or brother and sister. As in a meeting of one’s doppelganger, Traces retells how two stories can be, while very different, strangely similar, twisted, or even inverted versions of one another. In this performance, Korean dancercer Yejin Kwon and Jan-Tage Kühling explore the possibilities of storytelling that stemms from and is strongly connected to the body. Traces also speaks about dance and theatre: Why and how do we choose to train our body, to become someone else, to put on a mask? And why, at the same time, it is through those masks that we try to portray our most personal feelings and stories?
In creating and narrating their personal histories on stage, it becomes more and more clear that we do not only retell but recreate and therefor also relive the events that have shaped ourselves, our bodies, our relations and the ways we perceive ourselves.
Artistic direction, concept Jan-Tage Kühling, Kwon Yejin // Stage Direction Jan-Tage Kühling // Choreography & Movement research Kwon Yejin // Performance Ji Hyun-jun, Kwon Yejin, Paulina Miu Kühling // Sound Design Paulina Miu Kühling // Stage & light Design Daewon Mero Jung // photo& film Yongseok Choi
Funded by: Arts Concil Korea & Goethe-Inst. Seoul
With the support from Trust Dance Company & Goethe-Inst. Seoul