PRINCESS BARI – THE LIFE
Symphony of the arts
Korean choreographer and dancer Eun-Me Ahn refers to her new work “Princess Bari – The Life” as “symphoca”, an abbreviation for “symphonic arts”. Princess Bari is a traditional Korean fairy tale character with an adventurous spirit who loves to discover new things. Her story is told in this 90 minute piece.
Eun-Me Ahn unites the ancient shamanistic practices of her native country with contemporary aesthetics. Five singers perform traditional Korean music while eight dancers translate the words through their movements. The piece praises ancestral wisdom as well as the creative power of the moment. This evening of dance theater is an exciting culmination of music, language and dance.
Eun-Me Ahn started her training in traditional Korean dance at the age of 12. After completing her degree at the University of Seoul, she continued her education at the Tisch School of Arts (New York University). From 1986 to 1992, Eun-Me Ahn performed with the “Korean Modern Dance Company” and “Korean Contemporary Dance Company” in Seoul.
Her choreography work dates back to 1986. She created her first pieces in Korea before moving on to New York from 1995 to 1999.
Eun-Me Ahn has focused her work on her homeland over the last several years, serving as Artistic Director of the “Daegu City Dance Troupe” from 2001 to 2004.
She was recently on tour in Europe with her production “Chunhyang“.
Eun-Me Ahn was also invited to Pina Bausch’s dance festivals in 2001 and 2004.