Here NOW So Long, an ambitious collaboration, is a work of courage and rapturous beauty, breaking and broadening the boundaries of dance. Artistic Director Young Soon Kim creates works of vision and movement language in reverence and awe of the novelties that reflect the inner landscape of human emotion… reaching into the inner territories of the imagination, passion and spirit to create new expressions of contemporary dance.
숯 SSOOT takes its name from a Korean word, which literally translates as charcoal in English but is also used colloquially to mean “fresh energy.” Choreographed and directed by Young Soon Kim, SSOOT I received its World Premiere in Ms. Kim‘s 30th Anniversary Celebration at Dance Theater Workshop in 2007. SSOOT I (opening to dark wood), a two-part full evening length work for sixteen performers, opens with a delirious highly exposed portrayal of visually provocative and personally intimate movement. SSOOT expresses the inner conflict of humans mesmerized by the world’s sorrow and its undeniable beauty. SSOOT seeks to reveal the emotional landscape and inner lives of its characters in their most raw and vulnerable form along with the secret longings of utterly human stories. In this work, dancers interact with live video and edited images simultaneously presented on widescreen monitors by Joel Cantor. The original costumes were designed by Myung Bohm and Dan Meeker as lighting Designer.