This piece is a story about our dreams – both what we are dream about, and what we used to dream about. We remember the dreams we had as children, wearing hero masks and pretending to be Hollywood superheroes. And now, we live in the present having forgotten these dreams.
Through this work, two versions of “myself” are presented as we look back at our lost youth, but also look towards our future dreams.
1 For Whom – Paradise Edition
2 For Whom – Heroes
<For Whom> is presented by La MaMa and Korean Cultural Center NY as part of La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival 2016.
Project S consists of an all-male group of performers, Project S is a dance company from Korea that presents refined choreography with powerful and energetic movements with a youthful vigor. Suk Soon Jung, the artistic director and choreographer of Project S aims to communicate with the audience through his performances.
Suk Soon Jung / Choreographer & Dancer
Suk Soon Jung, the artistic director and choreographer of Project S, has been working with many renowned artists and organizations across the world, including the Alias Danse Contemporaine and Tanzkompanie Theater St. Gallen. Project S has taken part in various international festivals including the Seoul International Festival, Modafe, Kore-A-Moves, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, among many others.
Sang Man Pyo / Dancer
Sang Man Pyo, the chorographer and dancer of JJBro since 2014, has been invited to many festivals including SIDance, Chuncheon Art Festival, and Seoul Dance Collection to name a few. He received his B.A. from Korea National Sport University majoring in Korean traditional dance. Pyo has worked with the Korea National Dance Company from 2011 to 2013 as a professional dancer.
Young-Hoon Oh / Dancer
Young-Hoon Oh, a classically trained dancer from Korea has been a professional performer and instructor for over 10 years. He received his B.A. at Chungang University and M.A. in dance at Gyeonggi University. He has performed at Chang Mu International Dance Festival in 2013 and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012 and received critical acclaim for various works. Oh also worked with many well-known dance companies in Korea including Yook Wansoon Dance Company, Didim Dance Company, Dance Theater Ccadoo, among others. He has won a number of awards in Korea including the Best Actor Award from the 29th Seoul Dance Festival, one of the highest awards for professional dancers in Korea.
Sin Ae Park / Tour Manager
Sin Ae Park, tour manager of Project S, is an international producer and founder of Korea Dance Abroad. She has been producing and curating a range of projects worldwide including ‘Yook Wan Soon 50th Modern Dance Festival,’ ‘K-dance waves in NY,’ ‘Korea Dance Awakening,’ and ‘ A lot of Seoul’ at the Edinburg Fringe Festival 2012. She has also brought over 24 Korean dance companies to debut overseas years.
Byoung Gu Kim / Lighting Director
Byoung Gu Kim is a member of lighting staff at the Korea National Opera Company. He has been working for the Korea National Theater as a lighting director from 2011 to 2013. His main works include ‘Story of Bird head,’ OPERA ‘Otello,’ ‘La Traviata,’ ‘Andrea Chenier,’ and ‘The Pearl Fishers.’ He also has been working with many different Korean contemporary choreographers including Suk Soon Jung, Bo Kyung Lee, Jin Han Choi, and Young Hoon Oh.
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival continues to support La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance by featuring performance/installations, experimental film screenings & public symposiums which address dance artists’ engagement with the current political climate, as well as honoring diasporic histories and legacy, ancestral inspirations and inter-generational dialogue.