Equilibrium / Rest
About the Company
After finishing Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2004, LEE Jae-young graduated from Hansung University majoring in Dance and Choreography. As one of the best dancers with vigorous expressions and dance techniques, he has steadily developed his career and expanded his activities in both local and international field. He established his own dance company, ‘Company SIGA’ in 2013. The Company began with the purpose of communicating and sympathizing with our lives and people around us through their dancing. SIGA is an acronym which the company members coined using a Korean word, “시나브로[sinabro]”, and that means ‘little by little. Lee Jae-young, Ahn Ji-hyung, and Kwon Hyuk, those three choreographers are pursuing a group work style that puts diverse movements and thoughts of their own all together into one complete piece of art. In addition, they actively collaborate with artists of various genres to challenge new adventures for each piece of work and expand the spectrum of their dance “little by little”.
About the Piece: Equilibrium
If conflict between ideologies sustain, the transition towards disorder begins to develop. Entropy ultimately reaches a maximum and finally settles into a stable condition. However, this order inevitably collapses into chaos, evolving once again into a settled disorder, and the cycle repeats itself. This phenomenon manifests itself in many situations. For example, the gaps between the rich and poor, racial discrimination, power structures in society, etc. alludes to the universal tendency toward entropy in describing asymmetric points presented on the surface, showing that equlibrium is impermanent and no sense of order is ever unchangeable. Through energetic movement, performers express their evolved selves in relation to nature and the human persona that have gone through infinite cycles of equilibrium and chaos.
About the Piece: Rest
A ball restlessly bouncing on the ground. A body imbued with inexhaustible energy. And
yearning for a rest. Starting off with the ball as a prop, it soon becomes an image for
bodies to be imitated. Rest illustrates how constant activity leads to fatigue and to an
growing desire for stillness.