Production Details / Press Releases
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.“
Cast & Credits
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: Jae-Euk Kim
LIGHT DESIGN REALIZATION: Nikola Pieper
CONSTRUCTION: Daniel Pakendorf
With the kind support of TANZTAGE BERLIN, SOPHIENSÆLE and Arts Council Korea
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2014
Artistic director: Arianne Hoffmann & Peter Pleyer
Production management: Franziska Schrage
Production office: Cilgia Gadola
Technical Management: Walter Freitag, Fabian Lehmann, Eugen Böhmer
The 23. Tanztage Berlin are a Production of Tanztage Berlin GbR and SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH, in cooperation with Tanzfabrik Berlin, the Polish Institute Berlin, Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk.
Funded by Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Allianz Kulturstiftung, Arts Council Korea, Balletcentrum am Kurfürstendamm, Mapping Dance and TanzScout Berlin.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):