ㅇㅣnonverbal communication

by Mimi Jeong

10/06/2017 08:00 pm | @ LOFFT

Who is leading, who is following?

A solo performance pursuing the interrelation between a human body and its structured environment. This solo questions the influence of distance, physical or invisible sources on the human body and its movement in the space.

In a game of equilibrium between silence and noise, tension and counterbalance, all the entities of this environment pursue a common search for correspondence. The specific context composed by live sounds, movements and space interactions creates a fragile container for the human body. ㅇㅣ, curve and line are sources of many writing schemes and have been the key figures for the choreographic, spatial and musical language of this creation.

credits, vitae
Concept, choreography and performance : Mimi Jeong
Concept, set & lighting design : Julien Brun
Sound, music composition : Bruno Spoerri

Eine Produktion von Mimi Jeong/ Julien Brun in Kooperation mit LOFFT – Das Theater im Rahmen des P-Bodies Festival. Gefördert von der Fondation Fluxum, Stadt Leipzig, Kulturamt und dem Sächsischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst. Diese Maßnahme wird mitfinanziert durch Steuermittel auf der Grundlage des von den Abgeordneten des Sächsischen Landtags beschlossenen Haushaltes.

Mimi Jeong is a south Korean choreographer and dancer based in Berlin. She is working for dance with an interdisciplinary approach: creating and performing works for the stage as well as for video and visual art projects.

In 2005 She received her degree at the Folkwang University of arts in Essen, Germany and since 2003 she has been working as a dancer and a choreographer in Theater Bremen, Theater Münster, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Compagnie Anna Huber, bodytalk Köln, steptext Bremen, Nyoba kan Butoh dance group Malaysia and the multimedia group Urbanscreen Bremen, as well as with numerous choreographers like Pina Bausch, Reinhild Hoffmann, Urs Dietrich, Emanuel Gat, Rami Be’er, Ingun Bjonsgaard, Tero Saarinen, Henrietta Horn, Samir Akika, Kuo-Chu Wu, Daniel Goldin, Anna Huber, Swee Keong Lee, among others.

In 2008, she started to create her own dance pieces and performed them in Theater Bremen. She has also been invited as a choreographer to different Festivals like Extra Frei, Tanz Bremen, Freier Tanz im Delta in Theater Felina Areal Mannheim and “International Nyoba Kan Butoh Festival Kuala Lumpur”. Parallel to her work she is currently receiving a Master degree in Choreography (MA Choreography) in the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT).