Photo Credit: Steven Schreiber

Choreography: Eun Jung Choi in collaboration with Guillermo Ortega Tanus
Original Music: Andrew Drury
Premiere: May 14-17 at La MaMa Moves Festival 2009, New York
Duration: 15 min.

Ploy intends to map out space in time, time in space, discovering its physicality, visual elements, and theatricality. With fascination with Tony Oursler’s video installations, Ploy challenges to discover, redefine, and reconstruct a threshold between sequence and chaos.

“revealing their true humanity (in every sense of the word.)”
Jessica Gonthier, Eye on the Arts

“Ploy” (to music by Andrew Drury) is almost the story of Adam and Eve in reverse: the nearer to nakedness they go, the less shame they express.”
“…the two danced more, achieving a new openness.”

Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

“Their movement vocabulary is contemporary, punctuated by quirky movements and theatricality. The two have a similar physicality, a beautiful way of moving, and personalities which you can’t help but love.”
Julie Fotheringham,

“their mannerisms are entertaining in themselves.”
“They seem to be isolated from each other even though they are standing next to each other”
“gorgeous silhouette light that highlights sharp, bonking movements that could be “hitting the wall”.”
Elise Knudson,

Performance History
Movement Research Judson Church Series @ Judson Church, New York, NY (work-in-progress, Nov. 24, 2008)
La MaMa Moves Festival – International Program @ La MaMa, New York, NY (May 14-17, 2009)
Company NY season: Butter and Fly: Intends to walk @ Joyce SoHo, New York, NY (July 30-Aug 1, 2009)