Promising a ‘joyful riot’ of dance, music and non-stop movement, avant-garde South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn unites various dance styles from across Asia while embracing the hyper-connected adaptability of Gen-Z with her dynamic new production, Dragons, running on Tue 26 and Wed 27 Sep at The Lowry.

While dragons in the Western imagination traditionally embody darkness, danger and immeasurable malicious power, in Eastern Asia they occupy a broader symbolic plane, with popular representations including joy, defiance, good luck and elemental control.

In Eun-Me Ahn’s ‘kaleidoscopic’ new show, five young guest performers from across the continent – all born in 2000 – appear as holograms, sharing their fresh perspectives and resolute ideals about coexistence between past and future.

Alongside them, Eun–Me Ahn and seven esteemed dancers blaze across the stage in a triumphant storm of colour and energy, while an inventive soundtrack blends electronic pop with a traditional score and vivid projections bring thick forests and clouded skies to life, as the ‘enfant terrible of Korean dance’ connects with Asia’s next generation of talent.

Click here to book your tickets to Dragons.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Tue 26 Sep - Wed 27 Sep, 7.30pm, The Lowry,
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
, Tel: 0161 876 2000, From £13
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 2 Jun 2023