“Silent Flower”

JUNG Young Doo, one of South Korea’s leading choreographers, has been active in Japan since winning the Yokohama Dance Collection in 2004. This work was a collaboration with artist MARUYAMA Junko. MARUYAMA, who honed her craft in New York, is known for works made from recycled materials. Her pieces go beyond so-called “junk art” to create truly moving works. JUNG, fascinated by the beautiful flowers that MARUYAMA made from vinyl bags, chose the artist’s work as the basis for her design concept and adapted its title “Silent Flower” for the show. On a dim-lit stage, the central acting area is surrounded by white “silent flowers”. Against the quiet repeated strains of PARK Jae-Rok’s minimalist piano music, TAMURA Kaori’s white costume emerges on a monotone stage. Dancers (TOZAWA Naoko, NAKAHARA Yurika, HAMADA Yohei and NISHIOKA Juri) glide across the stage in a half-crouching posture. The music and white flowers seem to permeate this tranquil world, but when the lights go up, some red petals can be seen mixed in as well. In addition to the Asian aesthetics, the show offers an insight into the decline, twists and turns of the flow of life.

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1

Presented by: The Japan Foundation (JF) (https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/)
In cooperation with EPAD (https://epad.terrada.co.jp/)

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Art and Direction: MARUYAMA Junko
Choreography, Direction and Performance: Young Doo JUNG
Performance: TOZAWA Naoko, NAKAHARA Yurika, NISHIOKA Juri, HAMADA Yohei
Music: PARK Jerok
Lighting: MARUYAMA Takehiko
Sound: USHIKAWA Norimasa
Costume: TAMURA Kaori
Interpretation: MOON Hyesun
Organizer: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 [Yokohama Arts Foundation]
Co-organizer: Ambassade de France au Japon / Institut français du Japon
Supported by: The Agency of Cultural Affairs Governments of Japan in the fiscal 2015, The Japan-Korea Cultural Foundation

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End date of distribution: 19/11/2022