RAW MATERIAL – SPAF(Seoul Performing Arts Festival) 2012



2012.10.9(Tue) 10.10(Wed) 8pm / Arko Arts Theater Small Hall


What does the prototype mean in traditional dance? The tradition we experience today, is it a prototype or a revival of an old style? The body cannot be the same as yesterday, with images already disappeared with the flow of time. The liberation of body which is constantly influenced by outer environment encounters the opposite meanings. The silhouette of the body is gradually twisted or rewritten by common memories, images and movements that are repeated. The movements in the space appear and disappear at the same time.

Planning Intention

“Raw Material” is a reconstruction of the four-month-long research in the form of play. Its theme is to conceptualize the tradition by integrating the tradition and today’s culture. With the loss of prototype in tradition, the conflicts which come from creating tradition, I try to find the new possibilities of tradition through the dialectic of my own. In what result does the tradition exist of the same age? How can we keep the identity of the forms and memories that every other individual experiences separately in the name of passing down the tradition? How do I understand tradition today? Which picture can depict the tradition rewritten by each individual through the flowing time? How far could the possibilities stretch? I carefully ask these kind of questions through this work.

Concept, Choreography Jee-Ae Lim Music Kyan Bayani Light Inyeon Lee Props ee-Ae Lim Costume Jee-Ae Lim Production Hanguk Performing Arts Center