THE I OF THE BEHOLDER | Sung Im Her
In The I of the Beholder, a dance piece for one performer accompanied by music.
Time & Location
30 Sept 2023, 18:30 – 30 Oct 2023, 19:00
Strange Field, 105 French St, Glasgow G40 4EH, UK
About the event
In The I of the Beholder, a dance piece for one performer accompanied by music, Sung Im Her seeks to dance without the awareness of a perceiving audience, thereby trying 'to show' without the necessity to 'be seen'. Her intention is to transcend everyday self-perception, typically mediated through others, and to discover whether in this way a more truthful sense of 'I' reveals itself – or that the 'I' becomes meaningless and empty.
BIO: Sung Im Her (Seoul, South-Korea) obtained a master’s degree in contemporary dance at Hansung University. In 2004, she moved to Brussels, Belgium to study at P.A.R.T.S., the acclaimed contemporary dance school led by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. After graduating in 2006, she started working with Jan Fabre/Troubleyn , Les ballets C de la B and Needcompany in Belgium. She moved to London in 2016. In 2019, she created two new works: ‘NUTCRUSHER’ and ‘W.A.Y’. Both works were commissioned by the Korean Arts Council and premiered at the renowned ARKO Arts Theater in Seoul. With NUTCRUSHER she was elected by the Korean Arts Council as Best Emerging Artist of 2019. NUTCRUSHER was also selected for Aerowaves '21 and in 2022 was a part of Horizon showcase, presented during Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2021, her dance piece ‘W.A.Y’ (re-work) premiered at ‘The Place’ in London. Last year, Sung Im Her created “Everything Falls Dramatic” for Korean National Contemporary Dance Company which toured to Seoul, Madrid, Brussels, Manchester and London. Sung Im Her received “Dance Artist of the Year in 2022” by Korean Ministry of Culture and recently was named as one of ten “stage sensations to watch out for in 2023” by The Guardian.
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JOURNEY TO THE EAST (JTTE) - Scotland’s premiere performance art and contemporary culture festival which centres queer, PoC and East Asian artists and artforms - returns to Glasgow from 22-30 September for its highly-anticipated second festival edition, expanding its reach across the city with a weekend of live performances at CCA, Tramway and a week-long residency at Strange Field.
JTTE festival events are 18+ and may contain coarse language, adult themes, nudity and/or flashing lights. A rtist conversations and lecture series may have limited capacity for ticket holders and will be available for entry on a first come / first served basis. Festival pass offers access subject to capacity to all events at all venues, except for the 2 artist workshops (ticketed separately). Individual venue passes offers access subject to capacity to venue events at one location, except for the 2 artist workshops (ticketed separately).
Strange Field is an accessible venue but does not have an accessible w.c.