More than Memory…
presented by Yoo and Dancers
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 8:30pm
Friday, May 17, 2019, 8:30pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 4pm & 8:30pm
HERE Arts Center
145 6th Ave., New York, NY 10013
"International choreographer Hee Ra Yoo uses an east-meets-west approach…. The west provides the base, which ranges from balletic pointe work to sweeping modern sequences. The east adds ornamentation with gentle hooks of the wrist and delicate arrangements of the fingers, like bouquets of posies."
- THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST
“This contemporary dance performance will feature the exciting collaboration of Hee Ra Yoo of New York and Korean choreographer Ji Hee Lee. Their combined synergy will invite the audience to discover Eastern and Western influences in contemporary dance. We are excited to share Yoo and Dancers In our sublet series.”
- Kristin Marting, Founding Artistic Director of HERE Arts Center
Artistic Director Hee Ra Yoo
Guest Choreographer Ji Hee Lee
Lighting Poe Ayumu Saegusa, Eden Florence Guill
Costume Hee Ra Yoo
Stage Design A Young Kim
Performers Lauren Camp, Hannah Franz, Christina Leah Hunte, Jihyun Kim, Caroline Labreche, Patrick O’Brien, Leigh Schanfein, Marina Vianello, Xiang Xu
Completing its residency this year at the 92Y in Manhattan, Yoo and Dancers, a modern dance company performing dynamic works that fuse Korean and other forms of traditional dance with modern dance, announced that the company will perform the world premiere of, More than Memory, an exploration of layers of memories from within the human body.
Choreographed by diversely cultured Hee Ra Yoo, Yoo and Dancers strives to push through cultural and language barriers and appeal to the collective human condition. This performance will feature the unique dynamic collaboration of Hee Ra Yoo of New York and Korean choreographer Ji Hee Lee. Their combined energy will empower the audience to delve deeply into new layers of the essence of diverse influences in contemporary dance.
To learn more about Yoo and Dancers, please visit www.yooanddancers.com.
To purchase your tickets, please visit http://here.org/shows/detail/2083/ or call HERE at 212-352-3101.
About Yoo and Dancers
New York based modern dance company Yoo and Dancers strives to push through cultural and language barriers and appeal to the collective human condition. Using the universal language of dance, the company connects with audiences on a fundamental, emotional level, pulling from the members' own diverse experiences. The company is full of curiosity and mystery, exploring who we are – what is unique, what is exotic, what comes from far away, and what is close by? International choreographer Hee Ra Yoo founded the company in 2009 after completing the MFA program at NYU Tisch. Before moving to New York City in 2007, Ms. Yoo danced with the Korean National Ballet, the California Ballet, the San Diego City Ballet, the Canberra Dance Theatre in Australia, and was a guest dancer with the Kirov Ballet company in Russia. Ms. Yoo has taught dance at universities in the U.S. and Korea and as a guest teacher in Japan, Canada, Italy, and Austria. She has coached the Australian and Korean Olympic Gymnastics Teams. In New York City, Ms. Yoo has taught at Steps on Broadway, the Joffrey Ballet School, Dance New Amsterdam (Gibney Dance Center), and Peridance.