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Kyabajo - Jija Sohn

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Jija Sohn

She takes a seat really close to you, lights your cigarette and fills your glass. You feel at ease: “Welcome in the Kyabakura bar”, she says. She has an intelligent talk with you, and you let go of all the stress of the last days. She caresses your arm, your ego, your manhood. You are ready to be seduced.

 

But what you don’t know just yet, is what this kyabajō hides underneath her apparent façade.

 

Kyabajō is a visual performance in which the raw side of man is celebrated and the seedy embraced. Surrender to a game of oppression, power, and liberation.

 

 

The Japanese-Korean Jija Sohn graduated from the School for new Dance Development Amsterdam in 2015 and was the first choreographer to be selected for the Moving Forward Trajectory. During this trajectory she developed the performance Geisha’s Miracle, in which she plays with traditions and the modern times of Western and Japanese cultures. In her work she is seeking for ways to transform cultural diversity in a universal value, and where differences come together in one shared feeling or reality. 

 

 

Collage: Bacco Picture Jija & nails: Lester Arias Viscuna

 

Credits

Choreography & Performance Jija Sohn Dramaturgy & Artistic Advice Charlot van der Meer Coaching Dansmakers Amsterdam Light Design Saskia de Vries Sound Design Kain Abel, Steve Martin Snider Costume & Scenography Rosemarie Allaert Publicity Ruth Verraes / Dansmakers Amsterdam Production Joppe Kos/ Dansmakers Amsterdam Producer Dansmakers Amsterdam Co-Producer Podium Bloos, Theaterfestival Boulevard, Dansbrabant via PLAN* Supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Young Artfund Amsterdam, Flora Theatre Festival Thanks to Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Bruno Listopad, Katerina Bataksaki, Ria Higler  CollageBacco Picture Jija & nails Lester Arias Viscuña

www.plan-brabant.nl

 

 

Try-out

9 March, 20:30, Dansmakers Podium, €5,-

 

Première

29 Februari, 20:00, Theater Bellevue 

 

 

Playlist

2017    
30-mrt FrasLab, Frascati, Amsterdam 20:00
31-mrt FrasLab, Frascati, Amsterdam 20:00
1-apr FrasLab, Frascati, Amsterdam 20:00
26-mei Dansmakers Podium 20:30
26-nov Dansmakers Podium 20:00
2.12.2017 Les Urbaines, Lausanne  
2018    
10-mrt Studio Bloos, Moving Futures Breda 20:00
16-mrt Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Moving Futures 21:00
29-mrt PREMIERE: Theater Bellevue, Moving Futures Amsterdam 20:00
11-13 mei Flora Theatre Festival, Olomouc (CZ)  
3-aug Theaterfestival Boulevard, 's-Hertogenbosch 20:00
4-aug Theaterfestival Boulevard, 's-Hertogenbosch 20:00
2019    
6, 8.02 Rrreuring jonge makers festival, Podium Mozaiek  

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