Performance The Bridging Colours – Blue
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Squero Auditorium, Venice
This autumn, the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies continues with its events dedicated to the dance traditions of the Far East.
The Korean choreographer and dancer Yong Min Cho will perform at the Squero Auditorium at 4 pm on 14 November. He will be accompanied by virtuoso musicians Shin Nal Sae (haegeum, two-stringed vertical fiddle) and Choi Seong Moo (janggu, percussions) in a show specifically created for the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Min Cho’s exploration of the interaction between colour, movement and space began in 2014 on San Giorgio with the performance entitled The Bridging Colours: White.
Conceived by Yong Min Cho, The Bridging Colours is an artistic project aimed at combining Eastern and Western elements in original forms. After white, this year the featured colour is blue, the third of the five traditional Korean colours (white, black, blue, red and yellow). In Korea, each colour has its own particular symbology, in turn related to the five directions, the elements and moods. Blue is also associated with the East, wood, Spring, a bitter taste, and happiness and hope for a rebirth.
The performance is being staged in collaboration with WITH, Arts Council Korea, A + M (Asia Movement).
14 November, 4 pm | Squero Auditorium
Performance by Yong Min Cho
Art director, choreographer and dancer
Music: Shin Nal Sae, haegeum;
Choi Sung Moo, janggu, bug and jing
Costumes: Chung An
Design: Tae Sup Lee
Free admission while seats last.
It is advisable to arrive at the Auditorium at least twenty minutes before the start of the performance (3.40 pm)
Yong Min Cho studied architecture in Korea before going to Milan, where he attended a course in stage design at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. In Milan, he also started his own dance and theatre dance studies at the Scuola Paolo Grassi (Piccolo Teatro). His dance career then led him to Venice and the Accademia Isola Danza, where he worked with the legendary Carolyn Carson. He stayed on for several years as a dancer at the Venice Centro Teatrale di Ricerca, before moving to London, where he has been working since 2005. At the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, he started the site-specific art project The Bridging Colors in 2014. In Italy and South Korea, he collaborates with leading traditional and contemporary dancers and musicians, including Mario Brunello. In London, he has promoted various workshops and performances at Asia House.