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 Eun-Me Ahn (KR): Let Me Change Your Name

The vibrant energy of extravagant and distinctive Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn returns in the production of Let Me Change Your Name, in which variety, rhythmic electro beats and impressive body language captivate the senses and bring them into a trancelike state. The lively youthful energy of the dancers blends with the minimalistic hypnotizing performance of the author herself, and light and darkness, subtle and shimmering shades, grace and humour are transformed before our eyes, as is the identity of the dancers. Eun-Me Ahn constantly challenges and surprises us. No small wonder, therefore, when we leave the theatre as someone else entirely…  

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Creative team

Choregraphy and artistic direction: Eun-Me Ahn
Music: Young-Gyu Jang
Costumes and set design: Eun-Me Ahn
Lighting design: Andre Schulz
Dancers: Eun-Me Ahn, Jihye Ha, Hyekyoung Kim, Jeeyeun Kim, Seunghae Kim, Hyunwoo Nam, Sihan Park
Production: Eun-Me Ahn Company

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Duration: 80 min. without intermission

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Eun-me Ahn (KR)

Eun-Me Ahn had a traditional Korean upbringing, but besides shamanic traditions, she soon discovered the world of Isadora Duncan and Western dance. She decided to continue her studies in New York and stayed there for several years. She was very close to Pina Bausch, who has often invited her to Wuppertal since the early 2000s. In Korea she headed the Tegu (Daegu) ensemble, where she also created the opening ceremonies for the FIFA World Cup (2002). Let Me Change Your Name was created four years later, followed by Princess Bari, with which she began touring the world. Her trilogy dedicated to Korean grandmothers, teenagers and mature men, whose most famous section “Dancing Grandmothers” (2011) was performed at the culmination of last year’s 30th annual TANEC PRAHA Festival, has gained world renown.

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