Da-On Dance presents ROOT
Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 8PM
Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 7PM
Peridance’s Salvatore Capezio Theater
(126 E. 13th Street, New York, NY 10003)
Choreographer: Jin Ju Song-Begin
Composer: Jerome Begin
Lighting Designer: Tuce Yasak
Dancers: Rohan Bhargava, Maira Duarte, Marija Obradovic, Doron Perk, JinJu Song-Begin
Musicians: Jennifer Choi violinist & Jerome Begin, electronics
Da-On Dance was founded in August 2012 and is a NYC based modern dance company directed by choreographer JinJu Song-Begin. The name Da-On derives from a pure Korean word meaning, “All good things are coming.” Da-On Dance has performed at several venues in New York City, Korea, and Singapore. Song-Begin often creates work in collaboration with composer Jerome Begin, and presents her work with live original music.
Choreographer JinJu Song-Begin, an immigrant to the US, investigates through a personal lens the psychological journey and challenges an immigrant undertakes in adapting to new surroundings. When adopting a new culture, how does one stay connected to her roots as all that was familiar vanishes, and the very meaning of “roots” begins to morph? ROOT will be performed by five dancers of different nationalities, incorporating their individual stories into the piece. Moving throughout the space during the work, the audience becomes a part of the community created on stage by the dancers and musicians. ROOT features an original score by Jerome Begin for violin and synthesizer, performed live by Begin and violinist Jennifer Choi.
For more information, please visit the Da-On Dance Website: www.daondance.com, Da-On Dance ROOT Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/64947551/root, and to purchase tickets, please visit https://peridance.ticketleap.com/da-on-dance/.