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24.02.2019 > 11.05.2019

1’59 – Being 20 in 2020

Eun-Me Ahn

Activitie(s)

  • Performance
  • Workshops

Field(s)

  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theater

Partner(s)

Théâtre de la Ville – Paris

South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn is offering 50 young amateur dancers their chance to shine, with 1 minute and 59 seconds on stage to strut their stuff.

Part of the Chantiers d’Europe programme 2019. 

From the premise that artistic creation is a powerful form of self-expression, be it collective or individual, choreographer Eun-Me Ahn is offering 50 amateur dancers aged 18 to 20 the chance to create, produce, and perform a dance—solo or group—lasting 1 minute and 59 seconds (including entrance and exit on stage). 

Anyone can participate in this space celebrating life and free expression, in any format, formal or improvisational. Nonetheless, in order to fulfil its promise, a performance must address an audience; performance is an encounter, and sometimes a gift. This is no small feat. But this encounter is undoubtedly the most important interaction: at once a moment of utmost difficulty and utmost joy. It is this intense moment that Eun-Me Ahn proposes to create and follow as it develops. 

Call for Applications (closed)

Are you an amateur dancer aged 18 to 20, wishing to create, produce, and perform a (group or solo) dance? Sign up!

Infos

Worshops and rehearsals

From 24 February to 11 May, 2019

Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin, MPAA Canopée, MPAA Broussais, MPAA Bréguet

Thanks to the MPAA for providing rehearsal spaces.

Performance

9 May, 2019, 8pm
10 May, 2019, 8pm
11 May, 2019, 6pm

Théâtre de la Ville, Espace Cardin

Ahn’s choice of time is anything but random: it corresponds to the average interval that people spend on a single online video before clicking off.

A true piece of performance art, comprising a series of 50 individual sketches, “1’59 – Being 20 in 2020” calls itself the reflection of an era and the snapshot of a generation.

Video of the show 1'59

Excerpts of the show and interviews with the choreographer and the participants

  • 1/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 2/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 3/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 4/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 5/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 6/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 7/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 8/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 9/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 10/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 11/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 12/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 13/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

  • 14/14 - Performance at the Théatre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

Excerpt from the rehearsal of April 11, 2019

Treating a variety of themes – love, questions of gender, racism, family, and the environment – without prejudice or judgement, the South Korean choreographer prompts us to reflect upon the state of contemporary society.

  • 1/4 - Rehearsal of April 11, 2019 with Eun-Me Ahn

  • 2/4 - Rehearsal of April 11, 2019 with Eun-Me Ahn

  • 3/4 - Rehearsal of April 11, 2019 with Eun-Me Ahn

  • 4/4 - Rehearsal of April 11, 2019 with Eun-Me Ahn

Crédits

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR : EUN-ME AHN
WORKSHOPS DIRECTED BY : EUN ME AHN AND CLINT LUTES WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF LA HORDE, GAËLLE BOURGES, ROXANNE BUTTERFLY AND DELPHINE JUNGMAN

WITH : Lilou Achelatt, Nassim Baddag, Rayen Bahamonde, Kymia Bayat, Shirley-Soa Bernard, Marylou Bourdeau, Marie Boutet, Carla Brami, Juliette Bugari-Duhem, Camille Chafâa, Lisa Civico, Nicholas Clary, Joachim Cohen, Nana Drame, Amélie Duverran, Anouk Eppele, Marianna Faleri, Pauline Fournier, Pauline Giqueaux, Assia Grateau, Krisildo Guce, Erwan Guignard, Maxime Lambert, Thomas Le Goff, Jeanne Lefèvre, Eva Lucas Fottorino, Sarah Manipou, Apolline Meyer, Sarah Migairou-Feldman, Alice Minck, Céleste Orjollet, Miveck Helga Packa, Marine Rabille, Louis Reguron, Sabine Royer, Péma Szalewa, Jonas Thierry, Hippolyte Thillard, Mélie Torrell, Juliana Velasco, Lola Warin, Louise Zhang