Dancing Grandmothers offers a moment of communion

William Peterson

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Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn’s Dancing Grandmothers, an Australian premiere which provided a thrilling opening to Adelaide’s 12th OzAsia Festival, shows us how. Ahn has travelled up and down her native land, videotaping older women dancing. In a video sequence embedded in the show we see grannies dancing everywhere, in the most improbable of spaces and while engaging in activities seemingly unsuitable for dance. They dance in parks, fish farms, forests, fields, food stalls, and in impossibly small shops.
Original languageEnglish
TypePerformance review
Media of outputWebsite
PublisherThe Conversation
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2018

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  • OzAsia Festival
  • Performance review
  • Dancing Grandmothers
  • Eun-Me Ahn


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