Moon Looking Dog
MOON-LOOKING DOG / 1999
Artistic direction Hong Sungyop
“Moon-Looking Dog”, a title full of originality for a choreography full of humour. This work, based on improvisation, seeks to capture the fundamental movement of “Ki” (lifeforce). On the stage, a mirror, a reflection of what is within. Above the mirror, a clock, symbolising the wish of everyone to seek the centre of themselves. An introspective quest where the dancers discover their interior existence in order to become more aware of their bodies and the space that surrounds them.
Source : Biennale de la danse 2000
Chorégraphie Hong Sung-Yop
Costumes Hong Sung-Yop
Décors/scénographie Um Jin-Sun
Lumières Chun Se-Ki
Direction technique Kang Hee-soon
Direction musicale Kim Tae-Kun
Voix Chang In-Joo
Durée 30 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