Production Details / Press Releases
Can stereotypes become means of empowerment? Olivia Hyunsin Kim questions the exotification of “the other” within the international dance scene.
OLIVIA HYUNSIN KIM works as a choreographer and performer. She studied Choreography in Honolulu, Falmouth/Dartington and Gießen. Her works evolve around the question of identity, embodiment and memory and have been presented in Europe and Asia.
BALY NGUYEN works as a sound and performance artist. She has worked with Tümay Kilinçel, Rimini Protokoll, Matthias Lilienthal und Damian Rebgetz. Her work is further developed at the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies Gießen. She also works as DJ.
KRISTIN GERWIEN has studied at the State Art University in Visual Arts Stuttgart and the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies. She works interdisciplinary among the fields of costume performance, theatre and music. Birth of Jones is her alter ego in which she performs alone on stage with her electric guitar.
LEA SCHNEIDERMANN studied Applied Theatre Studies and works as light/stage/video designer. Together with Arnita Jaunsubrēna and Kim Willems she develops performance projects under the label Eliza Rescue Team. The work Der Souveräne Mensch was awarded the Jury Prize of the Körber Studio Young Director in 2013.
WICKI BERNHARDT works as a freelancer in the fields of Performance and Music. She studied Music and Movement at the University of Arts in Berlin and the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. Since October 2013 she studies Applied Theater in Gießen. She operates in various artistic groups.
Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Olivia Hyunsin Kim
SOUND, PERFORMANCE: Baly Nguyen
CHOREOGRAPHIC ASSISTANCE: Ricarda Sowa
COSTUMES: Kristin Gerwien
LIGHT, STAGE: Lea Schneidermann
DRAMATURGY: Wicki Bernhardt
The first part of the project development was funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs.
The project is funded by the Hessische Theaterakademie and the Giessener Hochschulgesellschaft, in co-production with the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.
Supported by Tanzfabrik Berlin and ada Studio.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT: Franziska Schrage
COLLABORATION: Cilgia Gadola
MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE: Raisa Kröger
ARTIST SUPPORT: Ece Tufan
The 25th Tanztage Berlin are a production by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Museo Universitario del Chopo, Goethe-Institut, Institut français, French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA and mapping dance berlin.
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The video documentation is produced 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):
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)
Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Trailers and Video Documentations
- Olivia Hyunsin Kim: Interview / Portrait Olivia Hyunsin Kim (2019)
- Olivia Hyunsin Kim: History has failed us, but… (2022)
- Olivia Hyunsin Kim: Like Daughter, Like Mother (2021)
- Olivia Hyunsin Kim: Say My Name, Say My Name (2019)
- Instant Feedback / Olivia Hyunsin Kim: Say My Name, Say My Name (2019)
- Olivia Hyunsin Kim: MISS YELLOW AND ME – I WANNA BE A MUSICAL (2018)
- Olivia Hyunsin Kim: MeMe – I see. Ah! (2016)