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Recording: 2015-08-27 , Tanz im August 2015 | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3) (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Company SIGA


Tanz im August 2015 | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

Stable balance? Doesn’t exist in the physical universe – the natural law of entropy always introduces chaos into order. The choreographer Lee Jaeyoung is interested in these transitions from order into chaos and realignment in a social sense as well: In “Equilibrium” two dancers test out their potential for conflict and compromise. They approach one another threateningly, exchange looks of contempt, mechanically lock arms in a fight for superiority, then fall out of these robot-like movements into a stylised battle and a synchronised choreography, before the showdown begins again. Inspired by the sci-fi film “Equilibrium”, in which a totalitarian regime punishes art and emotion, and Jeremy Rifkin’s book on entropy, Lee Jaeyoung and his company SIGA explore how conflict becomes cooperation. “Equilibrium” was premiered at the SIDance Festival in Seoul and is being shown in Europe for the first time.

Lee Jaeyoung studied dance and choreography at Seoul Institute of the Arts and Hansung University and received the Best Choreography award from Seoul Dance Collection, Seoul Performing Arts Festival and was selected as Best Rookie choreographer from Contemporary Dance Association of Korea in 2009. As one of the dancers who has the ability of vigorous expression and dance techniques, he has steadily developed his career and expanded his activities in both the local and international field. Lee Jaeyoung is interested in making movement which is accentuating unique body texture and working in collaboration with other artists from theatre, music and mime, etc. Company SIGA, founded in 2013, is trying to expand the area of contemporary dance through the experimental and challenging combination of other disciplines with dance.

Cast & Credits

Choreography: Lee Jaeyoung
Dance: Lee Jaeyoung, Seo Ilyoung
Light: Park Sungsu
Production: Company SIGA
Tour Management: Seo Hyeji, GWAK Ahram (SIDance Festival)
Music: “Lead Me” by Rammstein, “Manifeste” by Tony Gatlif
Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) and Center Stage Korea (CSK).

Tanz im August 2015
Artistic director: Virve Sutinen
Production management: Sven Neumann
Artistic collaboration & project management: Andrea Niederbuchner
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the the Capital Culture Fund and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Aventis Foundation.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Tempelhofer Ufer 10
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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