WHAT IS IRON EYES?
Jang Huddle presents its debut work Iron Eyes (17th-21st
February, Basement Theatre). Iron Eyes is a contemporary,
experimental dance performance exploring the vastly
complicated socio-political conflict between North and South
Korea, and more loosely, the impact of power and control.
The core ensemble is made up of six dancers, Evie Logan,
Bethany Laycock, Yin- Chi Lee, Joanne Chun, Talia Pua and Cindy
Jang, who are devising the work using both dance and physical
We welcome you to the zone of Iron Eyes. Accept the invitation.
Lay down your assumptions. Reposition yourself. Allow limitation.
Relish the unexpected perception. Relinquish your agency. You'll be
safer in the light.
Iron Eyes puts the current world situation into an interactive
performance. It plays with the idea of a change in
perspective, guiding the audience through the performance and
shifting their view of the performance by moving them through
the space, prompted by the performers. The choreography of
the work is informed by Cindy's cultural roots, with a
particular emphasis on the ongoing conflict between North and
WHY IS IRON EYES IMPORTANT?
"I decided to share this story after being inspired by various
readings about the differences in South and North Korea and
listening to my Grandma's story about her time in the North and how
she fled to the South, leaving family and friends behind. We
can't keep hiding these stories under the rug as
Korean culture so often does. Iron Eyes is the place to talk."
- Cindy Jang, creator of Iron Eyes
WHY DO WE NEED MONEY?
We have some general production costs that need to be covered.
Your generous donations will go towards paying for our music
licensing, costuming, props, feeding our cast, marketing our work,
and paying our photographer.
WHO ARE WE?
Cindy Jang is a Korean-born kiwi, and she wants
to acknowledge her Korean roots as well as her Turangawaewae. She
is a recent and enthusiastic graduate from the Dance Studies
programme at the University of Auckland and she is currently
furthering her dance development by doing her postgraduate Honours
in Dance Studies. She is an aspiring choreographer and community
dance facilitator, and the founder of Jang Huddle, an experimental
Alice Kirker is a 2015 graduate of Unitec's
Bachelor and Performing and Screen Arts, majoring in Production
Design and Management. She co-owns the Bits and Pieces Ensemble
theatre company, which has had two sell-out seasons of FLAPS
(2016), and return season FLAPS Retouched (2017). She is also a
co-producer of the monthly storytelling event The Watercooler. She
assists on many other creative projects in Auckland, and will be
working on everything from dance shows to original scripts in
Bethany Laylock has experienced a wide range of
fields, from contemporary dance to company work with Touch Compass
and the New Zealand Dance Company. She has explored other creative
outlets such as dancing in New Zealand Fashion week and Qatar
Talia Pua is in her second year studying a
Bachelor of Creative Technologies at AUT. She was part of a k-pop
dance group at school, and is enjoying developing as a dancer and
Evie Logan is a third-year dance studies degree
student at The University of Auckland. She took part in a
contemporary dance programme exchange to Stony Brook, New York, and
has experience in both improvisation and contemporary dance.
Yin-Chi Lee is a University of Auckland Dance
Studies Honours Degree student, passionate about contemporary dance
and Chinese Martial Arts.
Joanne Chun is in her final year in nutrition
at The University of Auckland. She has a background in traditional
Korean cultural dance and in high school she participated in Korean
Fan dancing. She has experience with Salpuri, the traditional
Korean sleeves dance.
COME SEE OUR SHOW!
Dates: 17-21 April, 6.30pm
Venue: Q Theatre Vault, 305 Queen St,
Tickets: $16-$20 (service fees may apply)