Solo for EKL could be interpreted as the multi-facetted portrait of a woman. Or maybe what we see is a performer blurring her identity by portraying different characters. Be it in Korea or in Belgium, society requires you to play distinct roles according to the circumstances. Everyone only has a social, thus limited, view of others. Thomas Hauert and Eun-Kyung Lee have created a solo about the endless movement through the multiple faces of the self. This kaleidoscopic yet fluid identity translates in pure choreographic tasks as well as in shifting behaviours and ways of addressing the audience. For the spectator, the need to constantly readapt to who he/she “sees” creates a mental movement. A dance of sorts. Eun-Kyung Lee, who lives and dances between Korea and Belgium, has observed and incorporated aspects of both cultures. In her, they fuse in a single identity, just like the juxtaposition of baroque arias and traditional Korean music gives birth to a new whole.
Solo for EKL has been created in the context of the program Korean Screens – Four dance solos by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Thomas Hauert, Michèle Anne De Mey and Arco Renz, commissioned by BOZAR Dance (Brussels). Korean Screens is a dance project made up of Belgian and Korean ingredients. Thomas Hauert, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Michèle Anne De Mey and Arco Renz have each created a solo dance for a young Korean artist. Thomas Hauert has decided to work with Eun-Kuyng Lee, a dancer he discovered while making the piece 12/8 for the last year students of P.A.R.T.S. in 2007.
Artistic direction Thomas Hauert
Choreography Thomas Hauert in collaboration with Eun-Kyung Lee
Dance Eun-Kyung Lee
Set- and light design Simon Siegmann
Music Francesco Cavalli, Georg Friedrich Haendel, Lee Mi-Ja, Lee Sung-Jae, O Jung-Sook, Ahn Sook-Sun
Musical arrangement Thomas Hauert and Peter Van Hoesen
Commissioned by BOZAR Dance, Brussels
Co-production ZOO/Thomas Hauert and GaneSa Seoul
With the help of Les Brigittines