White String (2017)
Dance Performance // Collaboration
Created during the 40 day Deep in the Mountain Residency 2017 in PyeongChang (KR)
Funded by Arts Council Korea
Choreography and concept: Irina Demina
Dancers: Irina Demina & Soodong Jung
Sound: Patricio Noe Chrom (guitar) & Tine Surel Lange (live electronics)
WP at the National Theater of Korea (국립극장), Seoul (KR)
Taking inspiration from the Slavic folk legend of Vilas (female spirits, dancing at nights in the woods), this research embodies hybrid imaginary creatures through merging the practices from Korean traditional dance Salpuri, Russian folk dance Horowod, Argentinian tango guitar, and electro-acoustic composition.
Investigating the relationships between singularity and convergence, the rigid shape of traditional dances and personal movement vocabulary, imagination and body configurations, presence and absence, we question ourselves: So what does it mean for real and imaginary bodies and sounds to be present or absent? And who are we in this world of poetic embodied mythology?
A hologram image?
A crack of reality?
An awkward grace?
An elusive memory?
A skinless body?