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Recording: 2018-05-05 , Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Jee-Ae Lim



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IN THIS SOLO, Jee-Ae Lim creates an imagined space where a body turns into blurred figures, a body that is a millimeter off of everything; a monster, a demonic unicorn, a body looking at you as an active agent and a body that is being looked at as the other. Within this unstable space the body fails to fit its image, which is constructed of the known or what is considered to be known. The body resets the borders of reality, personal stories, memories, fantasies, myths, and lies. The performance gradually removes the possibility of reproducing accustomed images, which rule the individual body. Subjunctive histories are built placing the body beyond the unitary historical context.

JEE-AE LIM has been working on the idea of looking at the body as a moving archive which explores her own response to the cultural tradition and the established dance history in relation to its accustomed conventions and stereotypes. She is particularly interested in examining the various possible meanings of traditional Korean dance through choreographic experiments and movements within the medium of performing art. Tradition to her eyes is less about worshipping the phantoms and glories of the past but closer to a space of creation where questions as material of experiment arise. Her major works include New Monster, the trilogy 10 Years in 1 Minute – Still Moving, Transition, Reprise, Still Moving and Golden Age. She holds an MA in Solo/Dance/Authorship at HZT Berlin, was chosen as the “Hoffnungsträgerin” in the yearbook 2014 of Tanz magazine and “Young Leading Artist of 2015” from the magazine Gaeksuk.

KYAN BAYANI Kyan Bayani is a composer and sound artist currently living and working in Berlin and Luxembourg. He graduated from the University of the Arts Berlin where he studied with artists such as Sam Auinger, Robert Henke and Hans Peter Kuhn. He has since composed music for a variety of projects including theater, dance and film and is also creating Sound installations that have been shown in Berlin and Luxembourg. The primary focus of his work is the relationship between sound, movement and the architectural space.

BENJAMIM SCHÄLIKE has been working since 1991 as a freelance lighting designer for theater, opera, dance and performance (with Alexander Charim, Angela Schubot, Eva Meyer Keller, Felix Marchand, Hyoung-Min Kim, Jee-Ae Lim, Julia Reinartz, Lea Martini, Lupita Pulpo, She She Pop, Peter Zadek and many more). He is co-founder of Tanztage Berlin, where he worked until 2010 as Technical Director. In 2007 he co-programmed and directed the Tanztage Berlin together with Inge Koks and has worked for many festivals. He has shown 2006 and 2007 his own productions in the Sophiensaele. He gives seminars and workshops for lighting design. Since 2012, he is the Technical Director of Uferstudios Berlin. In 2017 he published the light design book The Ugly Light.

MATTHIAS QUABBE studied at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies of the University of Gießen. He then received a research grant from the Japanese Ministry of Culture at the Tokyo Gaikokugo University and the Senshú University Kanagawa to study philosophy and conduct research on Kabuki, Bunraku and Butoh. From 2002 to 2005, he worked as a freelance dramaturge, production director and stage director in Düsseldorf. Between 2005 and 2007 he was dramaturge at Kampnagel. Since 2007 and 2008 he freelances as a production director and dramaturge. Since 2007 he is dramaturge and project coordinatior at the K3 – Zentrum für Choreografie | Tanzplan Hamburg.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1180

Cast & Credits

MUSIC: Kyan Bayani
LIGHT: Benjamin Schälike
DRAMATURGY: Matthias Quabbe
COSTUME: Seonyeol Im
MOUNTAIN, PROPS: Goya Choi, Jee-Ae Lim
PERFORMANCE ASSISTANTS: Inkyung Lee, Agne Auzelyte

Produced by Jee-Ae Lim in cooperation with SIDance Festival Seoul and SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by Arts Council Korea.
Friendly supported by Contemporary Arts Alliance Berlin (CAA), Goethe Institut Seoul.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

Video Documentation

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)

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