Jane Chan & Sung Im Her
Future Fridays at Chisenhale Dance Space
12th July 2019 | 7:30pm
£5 Early Bird | £7.50 Standard | £10 Door | Last tickets on the door
A double bill by East Asian women from the diaspora community. The solo works unpack issues around the lack of self-expression, repression of voice and displacement in a foreign land, condition and circumstance.
Void – Jane Chan
A solo inspired by Jane’s late grandmother who had Alzheimer’s disease and the older adults she met through movement and dance projects in community and hospital settings. Confronted by constraints of the body and mind, Void explores freedom within a lack of means. Void reveals the beauty and brutality of human life.
Supported by Amina Khayyam Dance Company, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London, Kala Sangam and Starwave, Hong Kong.
You Are Okay – Sung Im Her
The solo work You Are Okay! emerged from research into immigration and the borderlines between and within people. It is an attempt to discover the displaced body in a foreign country and is an expression of self when the voice is being repressed.
Sung Im was supported by NRW Tanzrecherche #17 Bonn to spend three weeks interviewing Korean miners who had been living in the Rhine region for over 40 years. The driving question was how and whether they perceive they have integrated into German society. You Are Okay! stems from this research combined with the Korean song form Pansori, exploring the meaning of a displaced body in a different society.
Supported by NRW Kultur Tanzrecherche # 17 in Bonn, Seoul Arts Foundation , Arts Council England, Korean Arts Council, Oost Vlaanderen, NRW Kultursekretariat Wuppertal, Testbeds/ Bedfordshire University and through residencies with School van Gaasbeek, Cocoon dance, Trip Space, GC De Woeker, De Grote Post, Bedfordshire University, Roehampton University
Future Fridays is our regular programme championing new work led by Chisenhale Dance Members. Join us for a first look at seven projects which shun conventions and face the future of performance head-on.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jane Chan is a dance artist and choreographer, an integral member of Amina Khayyam Dance Company, the London Correspondent for dancejournal/hk and mentor for Arts Emergency. Storytelling through dance is at the heart of Jane’s practice – the stories are inspired by communities around her, especially those not heard often. Jane dedicates her body of work to addressing the ever-changing and multifaceted British Hong Kong – Chinese identity and increasing its representation at home and abroad.