ZKM_Events :: November 2004
Traditional Korean dances and interactive computer music
Fri, 11/26/2004, 8 pm
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The dancer Hyun-Ju Lee originally founded a dance ensemble in Korea in 1994 to present her own passion for dance to her fellow South Koreans. In the meantime, her choreographies have also received a great deal of attention internationally—in Japan, Russia, Australia, and the U.S. The group’s repertoire ranges from traditional folk and ritual dances to modern performances. For the ZKM evening, Hyun-Ju Lee will show a cross-section of the repertoire together with five dancers from her ensemble. The performance will take place in the ZKM Cube.
A highlight of the evening will be a dance worked out by Hyun-Ju Lee together with Yong Joon Yang, also from South Korea. Yang, currently a guest artist at the ZKM | Institute for Music und Acoustics, composed a work in which a computer recognizes the movements of Lee’s choreography and generates sounds from it.