Dance on Film is a specially curated series of contemporary dance projects developed by the Korean National Contemporary Dance Company. The series, co-presented by InKo Centre and the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company, will comprise a total of 5 films, varied in theme and technique, to present some of the most exciting choreographers and dancers in Korea today. With the pandemic looming large, the films provide a window to the resilience of the artists in these unprecedented times, acknowledges the march of technology and the blurring of the real and the virtual and examines deeper fundamental questions of co-existence between Man and Nature and of the possibility of transformation and resurgence through art.
In the second episode of Season 2 of this series, we present Pallae, a production choreographed by Nam Jeongho, which after premiered in 1993, was brought back on stage. A new team of five dancers including the original member who participated in Pallae 15 years ago, spend a night doing the laundry and bathing together at a place that became the stage for Pallae in 2021. Why Pallae again? How does time, space, memory inform or recreate meaning re-arrange the artistic process, when re-visited? The production invites viewers, both first timers and returnees to examine these issues from their own perspectives. Has the process of viewing itself changes post the pandemic? How does dance on film resonate as against dance presented on stage?
The link to view the film will be accessible until Thursday, 15 September 2022.