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Mami Kang

Body Drift:extract

Currently Mami Kang is working on her new performance, "Body Drift (working title).”

In this work, she intends to create the composition of an anonymous figure with a

tendency of morphing. With the creation of fragmented and fantastical narratives,

voice, sound, and movements, the work imagines dance as something that transcends

human exceptionalism and attempts to bring an altered spirit to it. Experimenting with

her subconscious mind and the force of desire, the work invites the audience to

participate in a cryptic, elusive thus charged space.

Especially for FLAM #9, Mami Kang will share selected materials from work in progress. The work will be further developed for a full-evening programme and premieres at Veem House for Performance in July 2022.

Concept and performance Mami Kang

Sound mix and composition Anni Nöps

Objects Antonin Giroud-Delorme 

Dramaturgical advice Bruno Listopad

Body Drift is a GREENHOUSE project, produced by Veem House for Performance in

co-production with ICK.


Mami Kang is a Korean Japanese choreographer based in Amsterdam. In her works, she addresses the experimentation of dance concerning its materiality, sensorial technology, and affect through poetic sensitivity. She often employs quasi-fictional figures to evoke both destabilizing and transformative bodily experiences. Her works explore the notions of mythopoesis, otherness, and contradiction.

Kang graduated from the SNDO - School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam in 2019. Her work has been presented recently in Amsterdam, Berlin, Den Haag, Ljubljana, and Osaka. Further, she regularly works in collaborative projects. She is the recipient of the 3Package Deal for International Talents by AFK, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst for the year 2020-2021.


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