In Her Dream

Hong, Y (2015) In Her Dream. ICA, London, 9-15 Feb 2015.

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Hong, Y
Abstract: On a dark evening, Ann (26, a night worker), Una (22, a jobseeker and a single mum), Jin (31, job unknown) and Elvire (26, a migrant worker, nanny) are having a dinner party. It is not clear whether this is a dream or a real setting. As the party progresses, Ann, Una and Elvire become increasingly drunk and start behaving wildly. They intimidate Jin who finds herself isolated and unable to communicate with the others. She slips away in the middle of the dinner, finding herself left out, starts to talk to herself. This is how her secret starts to unfold.
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Date: 12 February 2015
Event Location: ICA, London

In Her Dream is a multidisciplinary and intercultural performance, produced as a commission for fig-2. In Her Dream was inspired by the real story that had an impact on the Korean government, forcing it to draft new laws against domestic violence. The choreography for the dancers’ movements was developed by utilising archival images of the women’s movements.The performance is set in a non-chronological time frame, using two separate stages set next to each other (representing the dinner party and Jay’s isolated room). The consequence of these two distinct settings is a further crossover between a real and a fictional time-space.

The Baroque aesthetic was applied firstly to give a minority group a unique hyperbolic expression – (although it might not be possible to define ‘minority’ in a neo liberal world). Further the Baroque sprit of the ‘total work of art’ was explored through combining installation, costume, dance, music, and acting to form a single work of art.


Zosia Jagodzinska, Cello

Jeung-Hyun Choi, Korean Drum & Vocal

Sarah Louise Kristiansen, Choreography

Eleanor Sikorski, Choreography, Dance & Vocal

Anuschka Socher, Dance

Aimee Bevan, Dance

Ughetta Pratesi, Dance

Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
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