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Mami Kang

New Adventures 2021

Mami Kang is a Korean-Japanese choreographer and dancer. She graduated from SNDO in 2020 and received AFK's 3Package Deal in 2020 and the danceWEB Scholarship for 2021. In her choreographic works, Mami addresses the experimentation of dance concerning its materiality, sensorial technology, and affects through poetic sensitivity. She often employs quasi-fictional figures to conjure both destabilized and transformative experiences and explore the concept of otherness.

ICK selected Mami for the 2021 New Adventures programme. During her maker's residency, Mami intends to devote herself to the composition of an anonymous figure. With the creation of fragmented and fantastical narratives, sound effects, and movements, she wants to break the linear thought and bring an altered vibrancy. Dance has been associated with human activities, but Mami wants to imagine them as something that transcends human exceptionalism. This also refers to the hybridity between the natural and the synthetic, and the past and the contemporary. During her project, Mami will collaborate with a sound designer.

Photo: Renate Beense