Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a musical

Olivia Hyunsin Kim delights in rubbing artistic genres and physical techniques the wrong way. Be it postmodern dance, aerobics, minimal art and hard rock, pop or high culture – this young choreographer is interested in the stereotypes and clichés caused by various forms of expression and the power imbalances that they perpetuate between Us and the Others. Kim’s special perspective takes its strength from experiences being German-Korean. In her newest piece, she takes on one of the most popular genres: the musical. Inspired by “Miss Saigon” – one of the most successful shows on Broadway and one, which has simultaneously provoked numerous controversies on the representation of Asian women, she has created a musical talent show that is both grotesque and entertaining.