Byoul Part 2: Da

choreographer DaEun Jung's note:
Byoul Part 2: Da
"Da reinterprets DaEun Jung and Melody Shim’s long-time collaboration Byoul through the intimate lens of filmmaker Taso Papadakis. Da blurs the boundaries between the classical form and pedestrian moves as well as discipline and spontaneity, branched out from the original project, Byoul, a dance made by chance procedure using the Korean alphabet combining system as a compositional method to randomly arrange classical Korean dance movements."

  • Taso Papadakis
  • Taso Papadakis
  • DaEun Jung
  • DaEun Jung
    Key Cast
    "concept/ choreographer / dancer"
  • Melody H. Sim(Shim)
    Key Cast
    "Ponsori Opera singer, Music in film"
  • Taso Papadakis
  • Taso Papadakis
  • DaEun Jung
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Taso Papadakis

Taso Papadakis:
Taso Papadakis is a commercial art photographer and filmmaker.
He currently makes images for LA Opera, UCLA Opera, and AMDA. His photo work is often published in the LA Times.
Taso’s motion film work is in the collection of the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
His fine art photography has been featured as decor on TV sets, including the sets of the show “Sons of Anarchy".
He has also worked on photo documentaries including assignments in El Salvador, in order to directly benefit the remote communities there.
Among the highlights in his documentary work , was an opportunity to be close to and photograph the Dalai Lama.
He has a degree in Religious Studies from the University of Southern California and is a large-scale painter for the sake of movement and celebration.

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Director Statement

It is an honor to work with both DaEun Jung and Melody H. Sim(Shim). It was great to be present and feel the language of this original Dance. I hope that the viewer will feel present with this work through this film.