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Bereishit Dance Company (South Korea)

Balance and Imbalance
BOW_Control

Premiere
Bytom, 2011 Balance and Imbalance
Choreography
Soon-ho Park
Performers BOW
Cheol-in Jeong, Jae-woo Jung
Music BOW
Luduvico Einaudi
Duration
Act 1: 30 minutes, Act 2: 30 minutes

Performance Dates

Thu. Apr. 8 • Available 5pm

Sun. Apr. 11 • Ends 5pm

Sat. Apr. 10 • WATCH PARTY

Balance and Imbalance

What happens in this world is often contradictory, just like the principle of action and reaction in nature.

Indeed, human history has revealed the coexistence and conflict of different elements: appearance and disappearance, gravitation and repulsion, freedom and oppression, love and hatred, good and evil. Such two opposite factors coexist and harmonize with each other and when combined, they become something new, complementing each other. Balance and Imbalance expresses the dialectic of human relationships which constantly revolve around the wheel of opposition and harmony. Accompanied by a live pansori (Korean shamanistic music), Bereishit looks into “the sound made by the body, the movements made from the sound.” Body, which perceives us and others, makes sounds, and through this process the relationship with others is circulated and expanded by repeating balance and imbalance.

BOW_Control

Archery is an internal push and pull process which leads us to look deep into ourselves. Focusing on the fact that Koreans have regarded this traditional sport as an art form, this dance elaborates on what archery implies. Using the bow not as a weapon but as a musical instrument, the performance translates its timbre and rhythm into a fluid and tight dance and a meditative confrontation. The dance explores the potential and possibility of such translated timbre and rhythm as they make images in the time and space that are curved like a bow.

 “Mr. Park seems more interested in offering something unfamiliar than in telling us exactly what to see. What comes across is a sense of the ancient propelling the new. ‘BOW’ transferring the elegant apparatus between them, they play with tension and release, at one point creating the strange illusion of sewing their body together.” -SIOBHAN BURKE, NEW YORK TIMES

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Balance & Imbalance by Bereishit Dance Company. Photo: Nikith Nath

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Program Notes - Meet the Company

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In Conversation

BOW by Bereishit Dance Company. Photo: Christopher Duggan

Jacob’s Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Maura Keefe (for Bereishit Dance Company) in conversation with Soon-ho Park.

Watch Party

Balance & Imbalance by Bereishit Dance Company. Photo: Christopher Duggan

7:30PM P.S.T.
Saturday, April 10

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