July 24, 2008

DID SHE DANCE ON STAGE – A solo work by Min Kyoung Lee

Date: July 24, 2008, 20:00 Uhr

Duration: July 24, 2008

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

This investigation-in-performance or performance-in-investigation of New-Zealand-based artist Min Kyoung Lee is putting questions about dance and theater on stage. Min begins the work with particular assumptions that dance is an event: something that either happens or it doesn’t; dance is firstly an experience, before it is a medium for conveying meanings in theatre.

So, she asks herself, what is dance doing on stage; what is »dance as experience« for a spectator? Unraveling her parallel investigations of the physical and mental, and the unbridging gap in between, she searches for dance. Treading in the ground of fiction, she asks herself throughout the performance, and you would do too: »Did she dance on

Min Kyoung Lee (*1974 in Seoul/South Korea) studied philosophy at the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul and contemporary dance at the Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand. Min has been dancing for various choreographers and creating her own works in choreography and performance. In many of her works, she explores dance in its experiential state (with works of the Untitled series) and psychology in relationship, especially in the context of political issues (»How Long it Takes to Convert Gary to Communism/Know Myself or Thyself«). She works as a dancer and choreographer in New Zealand and is a 2007/2008 Akademie fellow.

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