Fri 24 Jun to Sat 25 Jun

collective A / Cha Jinyeob - MIIN-BODY TO BODY

£17 / £13 (concs)

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In this visually arresting performance, collective A’s critically acclaimed choreographer Cha Jinyeob examines perceptions of beauty and femininity beyond societal norms and traditions.

Accompanied by a hypnotic soundscape created by Eun-yong Sim - an acclaimed musician with Korean avant-rock band Jambinai, six female dancers flit between precise, discreet, feminine poses and aggressive, erratic movements to embody all aspects of a woman.

Miin (미인) is a Korean word meaning ‘beautiful person’, but is more often used as a synonym for ‘beautiful woman’. This work challenges the meaning of 'beauty' and encourages women to embrace their bodies as they are without succumbing to unrealistic expectations.

MIIN-BODY TO BODY won the 2017 best dance award of The Korean Association of Dance Critics and Researchers.

Duration: 60mins

Age Recommendation: 8+

Engagement Activity

  • Fri 24 Jun: Post-Show Talk | Free
    Join artists involved in the show for a discussion about the work.
    Accessibility: The post-show talk will be BSL Interpreted and translated English to Korean and Korean to English.


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How to watch

This is a live performance in The Place theatre. 

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About  collective A / Cha Jinyeob

Cha Jinyeob is the founder and artistic director of collective A. Having been the director of choreography for the opening and closing ceremony of 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, she has worked with numerous companies and choreographers internationally including LDP Company of Korea, Hofesh Shechter Company (UK), Galili Dance company (Netherlands), and the English National Opera (UK). Cha is known for her style of breaking the existing form of performance with the force of various disciplines of arts integrated, covering issues with gender, power etc. She has received Today’s Young Artist Award from the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, as well as an award for choreography of Korea Musical Awards, and Dance Critic's Award. Cha continues to open research sessions as Collective A LAB for artists of various disciplines, offering them opportunities to collaborate and continue.

collective A is based in Seoul. Since its inception in 2012, the group invites creators, dancers and artists of various disciplines to explore and research how different micro perspectives transform into new experiences and discoveries when reconstructed together. The group is especially known for going beyond the traditional forms of performances, breaking barriers of limited space, genre, and format. Ultimately, collective A aims to challenge the meaning of interdisciplinary arts and its limitations, breaking the barriers of artistic dichotomies.

Times: 7.30pm
Duration: 60 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Summer Season 2022

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