Archery is an internal push and pull process which leads us to look deep into ourselves. Focusing on the fact that Koreans have regarded this traditional sport as an art form, this dance elaborates on what archery implies. Using the bow not as a weapon but as a musical instrument, the performance translates its timbre and rhythm into a fluid and tight dance. The dance then explores the potential and possibility of such translated timbre and rhythm as they make images in the time and space that are curved like a bow.
Mr. Park seems more interested in offering something unfamiliar than in telling us exactly what to see. What comes across is a sense of the ancient propelling the new.
'BOW' transferring the elegant apparatus between them, they play with tension and release, at one point creating the strange illusion of sewing their body together.
-SIOBHAN BURKE, The New York Times
3 dancers, 2 staffs
1 manager, 3 Musicians
Duration 30 Min