Jung provides interactive technology primarily to enhance choreographic ideas. In the first part of this piece, Jung uses the vintage game controller Gametrak’s readily limited quality to challenge Foti to dance. The controllers and the unusual performance space restrict the size and shape of the kinesphere. Foti devises choreography in response to the choreographic task Once you trigger sound, let the sound to be played out before you move again. In Part 2, Foti improvises with some memories of movement with the cables along with Jung’s live electronic music.
Jung In Jung is an interdisciplinary artist/researcher/curator originally from South Korea. She exhibited her works at international festivals and venues such as Women in Science Festival, NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Sonica, MIVSC São Carlos Videodance Festival, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Athens Video Dance Project among others. Recently, she has completed her PhD in Music and Music Technology at the Centre for Research in New Music, The University of Huddersfield.
Katerina Foti is an Athens based contemporary dancer, dance teacher and choreographer in theatrical performances. She graduated from “Rallou Manou Professional Dance School” and has attended workshops with teachers from all around Europe. In 2015, she founded “STEREO NERO DANCE CO.” along with the choreographer Evi Souli/work presented in Athens and in Prague/ Jarmila Jerabkova- New Europe Festival and in Copenhagen / Haut Scene – Young Choreographers 2017.
Thanks to The University of Huddersfield and East Street Arts for in-kind donations to initiate our idea.
*Jung has been collaborated with Foti from the beginning of her PhD research. Jung uses the technology, sound, and space to resist habitual movement, and Foti builds dramaturgies with the given condition by searching the unfamiliarity. POETIC CORNER[S] is one of the works they created with this technique. As a consequence, they find their own special vocabulary which connotes an untold story.