Bereishit Dance Company (South Korea)

Balance and Imbalance
BOW_Control

Premiere
Bytom, 2011 Balance and Imbalance
Choreography
Soon-ho Park
Lighting Design
Seong-heon Lee
Music (Balance)
Traditional Korean Percussion and Pansori Sugungga
Music (BOW)
The National Gugak Center Music Group and Gayageum Musician
Costume Design (BOW)
In-sook Choi
Archery (BOW)
Jung-ho Kim
Duration
Act 1: 30 minutes, Act 2: 30 minutes

Performance Dates

Thu. Apr. 8 • Available 5pm

Fri. Apr. 9 • All Day

Sat. Apr. 10 • All Day

Sun. Apr. 11 • Ends 10pm

Balance and Imbalance

The intensely physical Balance and Imbalance features brilliant and fun interplay among five contemporary dancers, a pair of Korean traditional drummers, and one traditional pansori (musical storytelling) singer. Together they express the dialectic of human relationships revolving continuously around the wheel of opposition and harmony.

BOW_Control

BOW_Control, a rigorous male duet inspired by the tradition of archery, blurs the boundaries of sport and dance. The bow and arrow show states of tension and relaxation to demonstrate will and determination, and thoughts and struggles of one’s self with one’s alter ego.

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“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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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 Together/Chat After (optional)

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

Join our live event, Watch Together/Chat After on Saturday April 10 at 5:00 pm (PDT). Registrants will receive an invitation to join a Zoom event featuring Suddenly Dance Theatre‘s David Ferguson, South Korea-based dancer/choreographer Jung-ah Chung and local dance mama Lynda Raino, moderated by Stephen White.

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