DEJA VU / 2000
Artistic direction Hong Sungyop
Existence… placed beyond the passage of time, in other words, a doubt about time and about existence. A question about the identity of present time, a question for which, because of our ineluctable ignorance, no answer can be given. In the end, is existence nothing more than just a phenomenon? Allegory of the passage of time, this danced reflection reminds us that life occasionally prompts a feeling of “Déjà vu”.
Source : Biennale de la danse 2000
Chorégraphie Hong Sung-Yop
Costumes Hong In-Soo
Décors/scénographie Um Jin-Sun
Lumières Chun Se-Ki
Direction technique Kang Hee-soon
Direction musicale Kim Tae-Kun
Voix Chang In-Joo
Durée 35 min
Video direction : Charles Picq
Production : Biennale de la Danse
Updating : August 2012
Hong Sungyop was born in Daegu, Korea in 1962. In 1981, he entered the university majoring in engineering, but encountered the world of dance when he was a sophomore. Completing his master’s degree in dance while dancing only 2 years, he was awarded the Grand Prize at « Dong-A Dance Compatition », the most prestigious in its kind. Also, he won the best dancer award at « Korea Dance Festival » in 1986. He has joined the Universal Ballet Company for three years since 1990. In 1993, he founded « Dance Theatre On » and has been working as an artistic director and a choreographer as well as a dancer.
In July 2010, he was nominated as the first artistic director of Korea National Contemporary Dance Company where he worked until July 2013.
Source: Biennale de la danse program ; Koren National Contemporary Dance Company 's website