Kim

Ongoing2023danceliteraturedocumentary theatreView Work
Polymer DMTMay 31 2024

NEWS conceptual funding

We are delighted to receive a three-year conceptual funding from Fonds Darstellende Künste, congratulations to the other recipients. With the help of this funding, we will focus on the approach to memory work, subjective stories, and their reflection and mirroring in theater.

Polymer DMTMar 27 2024

NEWS CAPAS 2024

Khuê Pham and Fang Yun Lo are guests at CAPAS 2024 in Göttingen. 30.05.2024, 16 – 18 h they will be reading and talking about “The Making of Kim” at Literarisches Zentrum Göttingen.

"The Making of KIM" – Artist talk with Khuê Pham and Fang Yun Lo, as part of the Festival for Contemporary Asian Performing Arts and Performance Art (CAPAS2024 Göttingen). The artist talk is presented jointly by the German Association for Asian Art and the Literary Center Göttingen.

Polymer DMTDec 7 2023

NEWS SPITZENFÖRDERUNG TANZ

Polymer DMT once again receives Spitzenförderung Tanz from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, along with seven other companies.We congratulate all colleagues and look forward to realizing our artistic projects in the next three years.

Polymer DMTNov 15 2023

NEWS BUCH.BASEL

Khuê Pham and Fang Yun Lo are guests at the BuchBasel after collaborating on "Kim." They will discuss, among other things, how the novel "Wo auch immer ihr seid" was staged as a performance with six German-Asian performers, using film sequences as reference. November 18, 2023, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM at Jazzcampus.

Polymer DMTOct 18 2023

NEWS “Home away from home – Munich”

The installation will be on display in Munich as part of the thematic series "when memories meet" during the Spielart Theater Festival on October 20, 21, and 22.

Polymer DMTSep 7 2023

NEWS Premiere "Kim"

29.9.2023 | 8 p.m. HELLERAU Dresden.

Together with the author and journalist Khuê Phạm and five dancers, we follow "Kim" (from Phạm's novel "Wherever You Are") and the traces the Vietnam War left in her life and link them with our own - and the audience's lives.

Further performances: 30.9.2023, 8 p.m. | 01.10.2023, 6 p.m.

Polymer DMTAug 21 2023

NEWS Kunstfest Weimar

The installation “Home away from home – Weimar” will be shown at Kunstfest Weimar on the occasion of the awarding of the Goethe medal to curator Yi-Wei Keng from Taiwan. SAT 26th of august Installation 6 - 9 pm (Performanace 6 and 8 pm) | SUN 27th of august Installation 10 am – 7 pm (Performance 6 pm) | MON 28th of august Installation 10 am – 3 p

Polymer DMTJun 11 2023

NEWS INTHEGA Theatermarkt

For the first time we are represented at the INTHEGA Theatermarkt. The Theatermarkt will take place on 12th and 13th of June in Stadthalle Bielefeld.

Polymer DMTFeb 28 2023

NEWS "Unsolved" at tanzmainz festival #4

we are invited to tanzmainz festival #4 for a performance of our piece "Unsolved". The performance will take place on March 8, 2023 at 9 pm. Additionally, there will be a rehearsal pre-showing of "Unsolved” in Villa Wigman in Dresden on March 4.

Polymer DMTDec 7 2022

NEWS "Luceo" in Festspilehaus St. Pölten

On Sunday, 18th of December, we show the piece "Luceo" at 4 pm in Festspielhaus St. Pölten. In "Luceo" everything revolves around a magical light that sends four dancers on an adventurous journey of discovery. With her first piece for young audiences, choreographer Fang Yun Lo creates an imaginative journey through the world of associations. Ages 4 and up.

Polymer DMTSep 16 2022

NEWS German premiere of "Home away from home"

The German premiere of "Home away from home" will take place on 14.10.2022 at 8 pm in Hellerau, Dresden. The piece weaves a touching, multi-voiced journey through the often invisible Vietnamese diasporic community from dozens of memories. Additional performances will take place on 15.10.2022 at 4 pm and 8 pm.

Space LABJul 18 2022

NEWS space | lab is running from 29.-31.7.2022

space | lab is funded by ecce - Kreativ.Quartiere Ruhr, our first festival called "space | lab is running" will take place at the end of july. We invite you to see movies, performances, installations, enjoy music and food. For more information about the program visit the space | lab page.

Funding through the program "Kreativ.Quartiere Ruhr" is provided by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW NRW) and is implemented by ecce GmbH - european centre for creative economy.

Polymer DMTMay 23 2022

NEWS we are part of “Folkwang and the city”

ASIA RESTAURANT is a space installation with video and sound recordings in an abandoned asian restaurant in Essen’s city centre. It is based on the piece “Home away from home” and is part of the exhibition "Folkwang and the City" as part of the 100th anniversary of the Museum Folkwang in Essen 2022.

21.5.-7.8.2022, Tue-Sun 12-20 h, former restaurant “Mayflower”, Weberplatz 3

Space LABJan 24 2022

NEWS our residents in space | lab in 2022

With the funding of the RECONNECT programme we welcome the following artists as residents to space | lab in 2022: Foteini Papadopoulou, Hsiao-Ting Lee, Marco Girardin, Bianca Sere Pulungan, Kati Menze, Josie Kalies and Marlene Helling.

Supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative. Funding programme dance.

Polymer DMTNov 26 2021

NEWS Home away from home - cinema premiere now online

Due to the ongoing COV19 pandemic, we unfortunately have to move the cinema premiere of our film Home away from home, planned for Nov. 26, 2021, back to the digital space. The presentation will take place as part of the festival "Unlearn Racism" in Dresden, presented by the Council for Migration Germany.

Following the online presentation, there will be a Zoom talk with Pham Minh Duc, Andrés Hilarion and Fang Yun Lo at 7:30 pm. The discussion will be moderated by Lizza May David from the association korientation e.V. Berlin.

Space LABOct 1 2021

NEWS Tanzpakt RECONNECT 2021/22

The space | lab Essen, our working and research space in Essen, will continue to receive funding from the RECONNECT programme in 2022 - we are excited about this together with our partners, all the artists of IG Tanz Essen and the producer Sabina Stücker. Thank you very much! Further information at space | lab Essen!

Supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative. Funding programme dance.

Polymer DMTSep 26 2021

NEWS Nano Giants Premiere

NANO GIANTS is a journey through a theatrical wonderland where we explore the value of community. It is about simple but fundamental questions of human life: Are we small or big, in relation to what and whom? What can we do alone, what only together? Do we move or are we moved?

On 1 October our new production for young audiences will start at a historic location: Mary Wigman's rehearsal hall in Dresden! Realised in cooperation with Tanzpakt Dresden / HELLERAU and PACT Zollverein Essen.

Space LABMar 22 2021

NEWS space | lab encounters are starting!

On 22 March 2021 our lecture and workshop series space | lab encounters will start! Our first guests are Cindy Hammer and Magdalena Weniger from TanzNetzDresden e.V., with whom we will talk about self-organisation of artists and lobbying for the independent scene in both cities together with colleagues from IG Tanz Essen. Registration at spacelab@polymerdmt.com

Polymer DMTNov 19 2020

NEWS Top-level funding for dance by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia 2021-2023

Polymer DMT / Fang Yun Lo has been selected by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as one of a total of eight ensembles for the Top Dance Funding 2021-2023. We are very pleased about this prestigious, honourable award. We also see this as a political sign that with our work between choreography, transcultural work and documentary encounters with people of the most diverse origins, we fulfil an important cultural function for Essen, the Ruhr region and North Rhine-Westphalia.

Home Away From Home

Ongoing2021documentary theatreperformanceFilmView Work

Nano Giants

Ongoing2021dancefor young audiences aged 4+View Work

Unsolved

Ongoing2018danceperformanceView Work

Luceo

Ongoing2017dancefor young audiences aged 4+View Work

Space Lab is a research and co-working space in Essen