Watching New Monster is like unpacking a present without wanting to rip the paper. This piece by South-Korean Jee-Ae Lim spans the spectrum from a contemporary Berlin aesthetic to myth-inspired theatricality, with its overarching poetry only becoming apparent at the end.
Lim’s resume is equally multifaceted: she was trained in traditional Korean dance and went on to explore contemporary sensibilities in her Masters in Solo/Dance/Authorship at HZT. For 2013/14 she has a residency fellowship at the K3 Centre for Choreography in Hamburg.
„New Monster surveys the world by bringing human characters from Korean mythology such as a man, a fairy and a monster, in an attempt to put it into a modern landscape. It turns the characters into the performers from their own point of view in order to examine how the body is re-contextualized from the given role and the meaning from the society and how the body is rendered in the borders between collectivity/individuality, tradition/modernity, man/woman, human-being/animal.“ –Jee-Ae Lim
CHOREOGRAPHY Jee-Ae Lim PERFORMANCE Young-Ho Kwon, Soo-Hyun Hwang, Jee-Ae Lim MUSIC Tian Rotteveel, Kyan Bayani STAGE Jong-Seok Kim, Go-Ya Choi LIGHT DESIGN Jae-Euk Kim LIGHT DESIGN REALIZATION Nikola Pieper
Supported by Tanztage Berlin, SOPHIENSÆLE and Arts Council Korea.