Olivia Hyunsin Kim


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Studio 1

Hessische Theaterakademie/Dance

In order not to be reduced to the representation of female Asian stereotypes, Olivia Hyunsin Kim gave up theater and film for dance. But she was forced to admit: the international dance scene as well as the western dance history have their own strategies of making the “other” exotic. In her performance, she consciously asks the naïve question: how can stereotypes and day-to-day and exotic clichés beyond parody and reproduction become a means for self-empowerment?

In English

Mousonturm Co-production * Choreography, Performance: Olivia Hyunsin Kim * Live Sound: Baly Nguyen *
Dramaturgy: Wicki Bernhardt * Costumes: Kristin Gerwien * Light, Stage Design: Lea Schneidermann * Choreographic Assistance: Ricarda Sowa

The first part of the project was funded by the Mayor of Berlin, Hessische Theaterakademie and Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft. In coproduction with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Sophiensaele Berlin and with friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin and ada Studio.