If I can't dance it's not my revolution. The performance History has failed us, but... deals with physical forms of protest and searches for a solidary togetherness while taking into account different bodies. Which narratives and images of resistance are remembered - and how are they told?
Inspired by old and young protest movements such as the Gezi-Park Movement from Turkey or the Candlelight Protests of South Korea, Olivia Hyunsin Kim is concerned with finding new ways of empowerment for bodies that are perceived as "different" or "foreign" in society. Racist resentment, evident not only in electoral successes for right-wing parties but also in attacks on "racialized" bodies on the streets or in the theater, make us ask how we can feel safe and fight back. How can we, when language ends, find resistance and empowerment in dance and movement? With History has failed us, but... Olivia Hyunsin Kim creates an immersive and sensual stage piece that generates new spaces of encounter.
OLIVIA HYUNSIN KIM works as a choreographer and curator in Berlin, Frankfurt a.M. and Seoul. She won the first place of the Amadeu Antonio Arts Award 2019 for Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a musical. She completed her master's degree in choreography and performance at the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies Giessen and the HfMDK Frankfurt with distinction. In 2017 she was danceWEB scholarship holder at Impulstanz and is 2020/21 scholarship holder at the Kulturakademie Tarabya. Her work has been shown at Sophiensælen Berlin, Art Sonje Center Seoul, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Museo Universitario del Chopo Mexico City, among others.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Olivia Hyunsin Kim PERFORMANCE Ji Sun Hagen, Tatiana Mejia, Enis Turan MUSIC, PERFORMANCE Tatiana Heuman DRAMATURGY Isabel Gatzke ARTIST CONSULTATION Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez COSTUME, STAGE Kristin Gerwien LIGHTING, VIDEO DESIGN Jones Seitz POP UP KITCHEN Vicky Truong ACCESS CONSULTING Hyemi Jo PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro
A production by Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the maecenia foundation and the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.