Summer Portraits Premiere: July 31, 2013, The Pasá˛ Tel Aviv, Israel
Created by: Hyunjung Lee and Maree ReMalia
Performers: Hyunjung Lee and Maree ReMalia
Length: 7 minutes
Text:Hyunjung Lee and Maree ReMalia
Photography: Elad Goldman
Videography: Maree ReMalia
*Special thank you to PearlArts Movement Residency/Staycee and Herman Pearl, Jasmine Hearn, Beth Ratas, Jil Stifel.
Slants began as an examination and expression of Hyun’s and my Korean/Korean-American cultural backgrounds and a continuation of our physical research through the Gaga movement language. In 2011-2012, we completed the first official Gaga Teacher Training program in Tel Aviv, Israel. During the program, we discussed the creation of a duet that could also be performed as independent solos. We wanted the piece to reflect our individual dance histories in traditional Korean dance, classical ballet, contemporary dance and our common experience of Gaga. Initial themes ranged from Korean han to our comedic banter to our experience of being identified as Asian and our own associations with this definition, to our love for Korean cuisine and bacon.
slants/lately draws from the duo's original slants duet and was transformed for a Tel-Avivian nightclub venue with influences from their personal journeys and their time in Israel during Operation Protective Edge.