– she came, she saw, she said: meme

In order not to be reduced to the representation of female Asian stereotypes, Olivia Hyunsin Kim gave up theater and film for dance. But she was forced to admit: the international dance scene as well as the western dance history have their own strategies of making the “other” exotic. In her performance, ‘she came, she saw, she said: meme’ she consciously asks the naïve question: how can stereotypes and day-to-day and exotic clichés beyond parody and reproduction become a means for self-empowerment?

Video: (Trailer) http://tanzforumberlin.de/trailer872.php

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• Summary

– Place & Date:

▶ Premiere at Tanztage Berlin 2016, Sophiensaele, 9th and 10th of January, 2016

▶ PB 2, Giessen, 26th of January, 2016

Made in Frankfurt Festival, Mousonturm, Frankfurt, 15th and 16th of April, 2016

The 2016 Expat Expo Festival, English Theatre Berlin| International Performing Arts Center, Berlin, 4th of June, 2016

MADE Festival Frankfurt, 20th till 24th of September, 2017 (More infos TBC)

MADE Festival Kassel, 25th till 30th of September, 2017 (More infos TBC)

MADE Festival Marburg, 31st of October till 5th of November, 2017 (More infos TBC)

MADE Festival Fulda, 17th and 18th of November, 2017 (More infos TBC)

– Choreography, Performance: O. Hyunsin Kim

– Live Music: Baly Nguyen

– Dramaturgy: Wicki Bernhardt

– Costume: Kristin Gerwien

– Ligh, Stage Design: Lea Schneidermann

– Choreography Assistance: Ricarda Sowa

– The first part of the project was funded by the Mayor of Berlin, Hessische Theaterakademie and Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft. In coproduction with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Sophiensaele Berlin and with friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin and ada Studio.

☆ Press

  1. SWR Kulturthema

(…) Mehr Substanz hatte ein Solo der koreanischen Tänzerin Olivia Hyunsin Kim. In ihrer stillen, konzentrierten Bewegungssprache ließen sich viele verschiedene Tanzeinflüsse erkennen: koreanische Tanzzeremonien, amerikanischen Postmodern Dance und deutschen Ausdruckstanz. Mit ihrem Solo setzt sie sich mit jenem tänzerischen Exotismus auseinander, der sich auch und vor allem im deutschen Tanzerbe findet. (…) [Elisabeth Nering]

http://www.swr.de/swr2/programm/die-berliner-tanztage-2016-vor-allem-eine-nabelschau-der-nachwuchschoreographen/-/id=661104/did=16781142/nid=661104/bd143s/index.html

2. rbb

http://www.rbb-online.de/kultur/beitrag/2016/01/portraet-olivia-hyunsin-kim-tanztage-berlin.html

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