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Company SIGA (KOREA) 

Rest / Equilibrium / Haetal

15 August 

8 pm 

New stage of Alexandrinsky theatre/ Main stage

triple bill  

Rest

 

A ball restlessly bouncing on the ground.

A body imbued with inexhaustible energy.

And both yearning for a rest.

Starting off with the ball as a prop, it soon becomes an image for the dancers’ bodies to be imitated. Rest illustrates how constant activity leads to fatigue and to an evergrowing desire for stillness.

Choreographer : Jae-young LEE

Cast : Hea-jin KIM, Hak LEE

Duration : 20min

Equilibrium

 

If conflict between ideologies sustains, the transition towards disorder begins to develop. Entropy ultimately reaches a maximum and finally settles into a stable condition. However, this order inevitably collapses into chaos, evolving once again into a settled disorder, and the cycle repeats itself. This phenomenon manifests itself in many situations. For example, the gaps between the rich and poor, racial discrimination, power structures in society, etc. alludes to the universal tendency toward entropy in describing asymmetric points presented on the surface, showing that equilibrium is impermanent and no sense of order is ever unchangeable. Through energetic movement, performers express their evolved selves in relation to nature and the human beings that have gone through infinite cycles of equilibrium and chaos.

Choreographer : Jae-young LEE

Cast : Jae-young LEE, Ji-hun NA

Duration : 20min

Haetal

 

 

Each of us might be an innocent wife, a stupid monk, an infantile brat, or a seductive coquette. Inspired by traditional Korean masked dance theatre, ‘Haetal’ says life is often tough to live through, but is still worth living, only if we share our lives with one another.

* Haetal is Korean standing for nirvana or vimutti.

 

Choreographer : Ji-hyeong AN

Cast : Jae-young LEE, Ji-hyeong AN, Hea-jin KIM, Hak LEE, So-yeon KIM, Seon-hwa PARK

Duration: 20 min

Company SIGA began with the purpose of communicating and sympathising with our lives and people around us through their dancing. SIGA is an acronym which the company members coined using a Korean word, “시나브로[sinabro]” and that means ‘little by little’. Lee Jae-young, An Ji- hyeong, and Kwon Hyuk, those three choreographers are pursuing a group work style that puts diverse movements and thoughts of their own all together into one complete piece of art. In addition, they actively collaborate with artists of various genres to challenge new adventures for each piece of work and expand the spectrum of their dance ‘little by little’.

Stage Manager : Jong-jin LEE

Lighting designer : Yu-jin HONG

Producer : Ha-na JO