TALK ABOUT DEATH. A duo intended to comfort those who live fully by embracing the depths between life and death. Minimized movements serve to quietly draw thoughts of death as a mere serial process of lives. The white cubicle shows a coffin and gives a distinctive boundary line that separates the living and the dead and indicates the last space that is considered the final destination of our lives.
NAN-HEE YOOK. One of the most significant choreographers of the new South Korean scene, with the duet Talk about death, faces the theme of the border of life and death. The performance is inspired by the Korean tradition of the so-called SangYeo and Yeom funeral ceremony. Studying at Kookmin University and working as a dancer, she became interested in choreography to find answers to questions about human nature. Her interest in humans drives her to explore meaning by combining movements with costumes, cubes, and interactive media to resolve themes of death and life in various ways. TALK ABOUT DEATH wins Second Prize in the international MASDANZA 2021 competition, participates in NDA 4th Asian Choreography Contest, 2018 Modafe spark place, International two-person festiva and Creativity chamber Choreographer.
By Nanhee Yook
With Nanhee Yook & ChanKiu Woo
Original music Peter Mitchell “lcarus”, Peter Mitchell “Scarlett’s Breath”
Wins second prize in the MASDANZA 2021 International Contest
NDA Award 4th Asian MASDANZA Choreographic Competition 2019
Selection of Bulgarian students with KDF scholarship and members of Derida Dance Company 2014