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Eun-Me Ahn Company



Avantgarde South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn's joyful riot of dance, music and non-stop movement brings together modern and traditional dance styles from across Asia.

Whilst dragons are feared in the West, in Asia, they represent lightness, joy and optimism. Pioneering choreographer Eun-Me Ahn’s latest extravagant production sees her extraordinary company of dancers interacting on stage with stunning projections of five inspiring young performers from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan. 

Taeseok Lee’s vivid and colourful projections bring forests and clouded skies to life and an evocative soundtrack from Jang Young-Gyu seamlessly blends contemporary pop and electronic with a traditional score.

Eun-Me Ahn is one of the most important artists in South Korea. Her dance company has performed at 11 major international festivals, including the 2002 FIFA world cup in South Korea. Dragons sees her connecting with Asia's next generation of talent.

Running time: 75 minutes, no interval

Age guidance: 8+ (contains strobe lighting and sudden light changes)

Performed in Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian and Indonesian with English surtitles

Presented by the Barbican 
In association with the Lowry

A Gadja Productions and Eun-Me Ahn Company production

Co-produced by Yeongdeungpo Cultural Foundation, Busan Cultural Center, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts - Weiwuying.

With the kind support of: Arts Council Korea, Indonesian Dance Festival, ASWARA - Akademi Seni Budaya Dan Warisan Kebangsaan, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse N°1

On Tour with the support of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange, Korean Cultural Centre UK

Images by Sukmu Yun


‘Bursting with vivid strangeness and hope‘
The Stage
‘A riot of colour, sound, non-stop movement and holographs‘
Luxembourg Times
‘Extremely colorful, imaginative and humorous‘
Deutschlandfunk Kultur (Germany)


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