Jimmy & Jack
Date and Time: Saturday June 3, 9:30 PM | Sunday June 4 7:00 PM
Duration: 75 minutes no intermission (Shared bill with Victor Fung Dance and Scarabe)
Location: Cowell Theater
General Admission: $25
Children under 18: $12.50
Discounts: Full time students with ID and Seniors, $4 off cover price
If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $70.00
Choreographers/Performers: JUN Heung-ryeol, PYO Sang-man
Lighting design: AHN Yunmi
Narration: JUNG Eunhye
Music: Mehndi Hai Rachnewali by Alka Yagnik, Only A Shadow by Sleep Party People (Composed by Brian Batz), Beauty and the Beast by Alan Menken
Jimmy & Jack premiered at Seoul Dance Collection at the Seoul Performing Arts Festival in 2014, where it received the Best Choreography Award and has since been performed at the Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival (Japan), Potsdamer Tanztage (Germany), International Comic Dance Festival (Korea) and Chuncheon Art Festival (Korea) and was chosen for the 2015 PAMS Choice (Korea). It features the unique wit and characteristic philosophy of the two dancers, JUN Heung-ryeol and PYO Sang-man. The piece is dedicated to people who are hidden and afraid of coming forward, simply because they are different from others. In the show, the two dancers become more and more honest to themselves, and discover their true selves and value.
ARTIST BIOSDance Company JJbro is a collaboration by dancers Heung-Ryeol Jun and Sang-Man Pyo that seeks to use raw movement as a means to reexamine dance. With the perspective and sensitivity of a young boy, JJbro observes and interprets all phenomena of the present and brings to the fore various talking points to offer solutions. The company aims to interact with the contemporary world by presenting and challenging methods of expression that are not bound to modern dance.
In 2015, JJbro participated in works with Batarita (Hungary) and Gabriela Cuevas Avitia (Mexico) at the Seoul International Improvisation Dance Festival and a Dance Exchange international collaboration project with Wesley Ruzibiza (Rwanda), Isack Peter Abeneko (Tanzania), Poppy Parisa Agus Susanti and Helda Yosiana (Indonesia), as a part of a Cultural Partnership Initiative in Korea. They were invited to the ACT Festival in Bilbao, Spain in 2016.