"Metaprism," a coined word combining "meta" meaning expansiveness and transcending space, and "prism" meaning perspective, tells a story beyond our viewpoints and limitations. The work captures our journey of breaking through inner boundaries and ultimately growing. Although we may appear ordinary and to be living without any significant events, in reality, we face new situations every day and struggle relentlessly, living each day with intensity. It is a message of empathy and support to everyone living a life that is a daily challenge.
GYEONGGIDO DANCE COMPANY X DISABLED DANCERS
Gyeonggido Dance Company was established in 1993 with the aim of promoting the development of Korean dance and enriching the cultural life of Gyeonggi Province residents. Under the artistic direction of Kim Sang-deok, the company, consisting of 60 members, continuously produces high-quality original dance performances, representing the Gyeonggi Province and engaging with audiences both domestically and internationally. Over the years, the company has performed overseas in various regions including the Middle East, China, Japan, North America (United States, Canada, Mexico), South America, Europe (United Kingdom, Spain, Italy), promoting Korean culture and the excellence of our traditional dance.
Our dance represents the deep emotions and culture of our nation, rooted in traditional culture with a long history. It embodies the vibrant and sometimes solemn, elegant yet ever-changing beauty of Korean aesthetics. It can be considered as one of the representative genres of Korean cultural arts.
Gyeonggido Dance Company will make every effort to ensure that more people, both domestically and internationally, can experience and enjoy the charm and beauty of our dance.
The Breathing Shell 3(Heart)
숨쉬는 껍데기 3(마음)
The human heart is impulsive and difficult to control and
it can transform from being good to evil.
The ever-changing human heart can lead itself to heaven or hell.
Who created the person I am now?
Who created the environment I am in now?
Could it be that what makes the world painful exists more within ourselves than in external factors?
is undoubtedly the shell that creates everything in the world.
DANCE COMPANY MIDIUS
Dance Company MIDIUS has a slogan: "Present the true value and happiness of life and provide solutions to those associated problems." The company was established in 2005 with the aim of contributing to the improvement of people's lives and quality through communication beyond genres using bodily movements.
Two life forms embody the crystallization of nature, symbolizing our origins.
Their subtle movements begin with trembling motions. These tremors connect through waves, constantly filling any gaps. They exist independently without colliding with each other. However, the wavelengths of the energy they generate draw them closer, eventually becoming aware of each other's presence.
The organisms move in harmony with nature, following the cycles of the universe.
This work symbolizes the fusion of humans into one ecosystem, and interconnection and diversity of human beings.
ON&OFF DANCE COMPANY
「On&Off Dance Company」 explores the concepts of human existence, life, nature, space and time, society in the future, and history. They embark on a journey to seek truth, create new paths, and make discoveries through dance.
The Invisible String
보이지 않는 끈
Are the ties between people formed from the moment they enter this world?
Do they continue within the context of our societal existence?
I believe that the ties are formed through both cirumstances.
However, the extensiveness of the ties between oneself and others cannot be the same for every person.
Just like a string that can be cut off when pulled too tightly from one side, relationships between people also require careful balance and adjustment.
It is like an invisible string that may seem visible, but actually isn't!
I wonder how many strings exist within myself, that I am unaware of?
「Onmom Company」 is a professional performing arts group, established in 2006. The group aims to engage and communicate with the audience through their bodies and through their performances, dances, and films, regardless of genre. They actively participate in various domestic festivals and also participate in workshops and performances through international exchange. 「Onmom Company」 strives to create performance pieces that resonate and connect with the audience, focusing on empathy rather than being obscure.
The Principle of Reality
This performance piece establishes the so-called ‘damaged’ aspect of a dancer's ‘feet’ as the core of choreography. The dancer’s feet step on the ground, drags around, climbs on a rope in mid-air, wraps around the rope, and slips. At certain moments, the feet completely concealed. The "damaged" part of the dancer's body (in this case, the "feet") can either be seen as a obstacle or rather can create a different reality (romantic stories, fantasies, strangeness) that appeals to the audience with its unique qualities. However, instead of the feet being considered as an obstacle or as an element of fantasy and romance, could there also be a way for a "damaged part of the body" to exist as a vivid concentration of the entire body's reality?
WON YOUNG KIM
Wonyoung Kim is a writer and lawyer who has been active in addressing issues of accessibility and legal rights of people with disabilities. In 2013, he began his career as a performer by producing and acting in theatrical performances. In 2019, he wrote and performed his own solo play titled <사랑 및 우정에서의 차별금지 및 권리구제에 관한 법률> (Love, Friendship, and the Law on Discrimination and Maintainence）(2019.07, Seoul Outskirt Theatre Festival). In this play, he explored the question of how we can welcome and establish relationships of friendship and love among imperfect and finite beings, without relying on laws or abstract legalities.
In 2020, he collaborated with the creative-group Lee In to create a performance piece titled