This should be a treat. After Eun-Me Ahn’s Chunhyang in London (2006) and Princess Bari in Edinburgh (2011), nothing will stop me making it to this one. With music by her regular collaborator Jang Young-gyu (who is also one half of Uhuhboo Project and composer for Be-Being) we are in safe hands.
Let Me Change Your Name
8pm Tue 24 & Wed 25 October
The Place | Duke’s Road | London WC1H 9PY | www.theplace.org.uk
Tickets £18 (£12 concs) via www.danceumbrella.co.uk / 020 7257 9384 or www.theplace.org.uk / 020 7121 1100
MEET THE ARTIST: TUE 24 OCT Free post-show talk
Eun-Me Ahn is recognised as one of Asia’s most irreverent yet sophisticated dance makers. Let Me Change Your Name embodies the wit and choreographic complexity of her work.
Moving from deep solemnity through to nonchalant exhibitionism and psychedelic abandon, nine dancers play with ideas of identity and androgyny helped by their interchangeable neon costumes. This surreal treat is set to a score of natural and composed sounds by Young-Gyu Jang.
Eun-Me Ahn was born and raised in Korea, and continued her training in New York. In recent years she has enjoyed Europe-wide success including multiple invitations to her great friend Pina Bausch’s Wuppertal Festival.
Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with The Place
Supported by Center Stage Korea, Korea Arts management Services, Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism and the Korean Cultural Centre UK
Photo credit: Eunji Park
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.