A multimedia installation and dance performance by 12H Dance, Ziepert and Tzavara
Grenz.land – Korea deals with the phenomenon of borders in our society today – not only as a geographical separation between nation states, but also within one’s own country. The dance performance enables insights into the debate of belonging, exclusion and boundaries. Feelings with which “newcomers” in particular are confronted.
To this end, the artist collective 12H Dance, Ziepert & Tzavara held intensive discussions and shot videos with migrants of various generations and origins living in South Korea. Based on the moving experiences of the participants, the artists developed a multimedia dance piece and an audiovisual installation for the public space.
Grenz.land – Korea is an adaptation of the TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund project Grenz.land, produced in 2020 as part of Vorpommern tanzt an – movin‘bröllin with the support of Arts Council Korea.
”Grenz.land Korea is a work that properly achieves a sense of balance between concept and performance through the fusion of dance, video, and sound, and drew thoughts and awareness of the subject with an auditory aesthetic to the audience.DANCEFORUM
Choreography: Moonsuk Choi, Yamila Khodr (12H Dance)
Dance: Sami Similae, Moonsuk Choi, Yamila Khodr
Video design: Erato Tzavara
Sound design: Albrecht Ziepert
Project Management: Moonsuk Choi and Jihye Choi
Participants: Daniel Chavez, Sanko Lewis, Mary, Bohoslovska Polina, Kareem Tarek Ali Elshalkany, Jil Keltesch, Emmanuel Sanou, Daniel Choi, Arjyal Ajay Kumar, Manraj Burlakoti, 안수민(Sumin Ahn)
Photo Credit: Hanfilm
Daegu Foundation for Culture, Suseong, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture and Goethe Institut. Funded by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ guest performance promotion Tanz International, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.