ECHO

Contemporary dance Reviews. Choose from the titles below in this column to display the corresponding review in the right column.

Berichte über zeitgenössischen Tanz. Wählen Sie aus den Titeln unten in dieser Spalte, um den Bericht in der rechten Spalte darzustellen.

ZKM Young Choreographers Session Jan 2014

Aslizadyan/Oliveira: Two 4 One

Montpellier Dance Festival 2007

Christian Spuck: The Children

vera | sander | art | connect TRESPASSING

Laureates: Africa/Indian Ocean

Eun Me Ahn: Please Hold My Hands

Lara Martelli: Solo mit Sahne

Akram Khan: Kaash

Junge Choreographen Folkwangschule 2003

Theater der Klänge: Modul|a|t|o|r|

Wim Vandekeybus: Blush

 

 

Eun Me Ahn, Please hold my hand

Folkwang-Hochschule, Werden/Germany, 3 November 2003

Author: Jochen Krölls

Colourful à l’Asiatique

Squeaky-green egg cup shaped stools, squeaky-colourful custumes, lighting, and make-up.

The pattern of movement, the music and the costumes (little colourful caps) make the dancers look as if they represented elements of a telephone network, dial tones for example. The mechanical appearance of the music supports the dial tone kind of impression that emerges within me during this first scene.

Please hold my hand is a set of scenes in which Eun Me Ahn develops and maintains a variety of patterns of movement. Young Gyu Jang´s sound collage supports Eun Me Ahn perfectly in her repetetiveness, iterative development, and maintenance of patterns, emotions, colours, structures.

The music is a simultaneous representative of the piece´s ideas in most of the sets. One beautiful scene occurs within a framework of swinging and rhythmically pulsating bells, triangles, and cymbals. Accordingly, the movements are swinging, rocking, circling. My whole body is going into resonance.

The duration even of this very meditative scene (and all of them have quite a degree of spirituality) goes slightly beyond my point of fatigue. Each time compensated by a new scene that lets us discover a new microcosm of kiss-attracting mechanisms and patterns - the kiss representing one of the repetetive elements of Please hold my hand. Wonderful episodes where dancers drag other dancers sitting on one of the green stools, as if they sat on little boats or blossoms on a pond - long pieces of textile under the stools serving as ropes.

Almost any action terminates in kisses, both direct ones and ones that appear to fly through the stage area, exciting their recipient. Lipstick in abundance makes the kisses visible.

artKroells Intro
   Intro    Musik    Echo    Links    Kontakt    Impressum