- In-person event
- ≈ 65 minutes · No intermission
Korean choreographer Jeon Misook brings us her widely acclaimed work Bow, which revolves around the Asian custom of bowing to others in greeting.
The simple gesture of bending forward to acknowledge the presence of another carries a wealth of symbolism and etiquette.
With Bow, Jeon Misook Dance Company investigates the relationship between the bower and the person being bowed to, and how this tradition differs from one meeting to another, questioning the sincerity of the gesture that society has agreed to recognize as a mark of respect. Thanks to her talented performers, the choreographer constantly pushes their physical limits, making Bow a piece where the movements range from fluid to erratic, and where beauty and intelligence meet.
BOW captures the beauty of Korea by interpreting the beauty of empty space, lighting and costumes with a contemporary twist.