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Ninety9 Art Company
<Breathing Swing> trying to express the weight of the soul, 1 ounce(28.4g), tells the story of people who are desperately trying to overcome seemingly unsolvable hardships. It shows the hope that, if we exercise our willpower to tackle each obstacle we face, our entire life journey can be in itself a beautiful dance. The movements deliver the angst and will of today’s youth, and the support and comfort for them.Synopsis
Witnessing the never-ending hardships of life, we embrace the existential sorrow of unreachable liberation. At some point, we started to feel a sense of loss, something we didn’t need to in the first place, and search for our own path. We wake up. We wait for bodily sensations while surrounded by numerous breaths – as if getting out of the shell and enduring until the soaked wings dry. It is a basic instinct to wait for the wings to dry and get ready to fly – which seems to be lost in us now. But we try to catch our breath and stretch out - to remember the passion that has been forgotten.
Leading Ninety9 Art Company, Hye-rim Jang is a choreographer and dancer, who is earnestly taking each step of her journey of life using dance as the compass. Based on truly Korean sentiments and movements, her works have been conveying the sensibilities of us living in the present.
Choreographer ｜ Hye-rim Jang
Lighting Director ｜ Geon-yeong Kim
Stage Design ｜ Tae-yaung Lee
Dramaturgy ｜ Min Chae
Costume Designer ｜ Hye- Yul
Planning ｜ Ji-yeon Woo
Cast ｜ Gah-bin Sohn, Hyun-ju Shin, Go-wun Lee, Min-joo Rhee, Jung-min Lee, Seo-yi Jang, Hye-rim Jang
Playing ｜ vocal - Jin-sil Seo, percussions - Shin-gwon Choi, guitar - Kyung-hwan Jeon
Ninety9 Art Company has been working on repertoires themed around the dance <1ounce(28.4g)> that touches the soul. Their major works <Breathing Swing>, <Abyss심연>, <Silence침묵> and <The Land of Roses장미의 땅>, tried to express the weight of one’s soul '1 ounce(28.4g),’ said to be as light as a thin piece of noodle. Recently, they’ve presented <MARK 7 : 34> with hearing-impaired people, taking part in 2018 KIADA(Korea International Accessible Dance Festival). Asking questions about fundamental movements that are more worthwhile and meaningful, Ninety9 is constantly challenging themselves, keeping in mind ’99,’ the number that symbolizes their devotion.