Soomi Kim and Jennifer Shyu are collaborating on a multidisciplinary performance piece on Dictee. Their recent work in progress performance at DNA Choreolab combined elements of dance, martial arts, Korean folk music and innovative sound design with readings from Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s text, Dictee. The ten-minute performance explored the section on Disuse about the act of speech. The two are experimenting with form and their voices as artists through Cha’s groundbreaking work. They hope to expand on the piece by combining their own narratives with other elements of Dictee. We look forward to following their progress.
The Kim and Shyu previously collaborated on the award winning production of Lee/gendary, a theatrical deconstruction of Bruce Lee in which Kim played Lee. This production was an unique gender-bending theatre performance that fluidly integrated text, live original music, video and an explosive hybrid of martial arts and dance.
Photographs by Soopum Sohn and Woo Jung Cho