Photos: ‘Ahnsim Dance’ performed by sighted and blind dancers in France

Performed in Europe, 'Ahnsim Dance,' choreographed by South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn featured sighted and blind dancers to depict a story about those living on the margins of contemporary society.

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Dancers perform during a rehearsal of ‘Ahnsim Dance’ by South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn, featuring professional dancers alongside blind amateurs at the Maison de la Culture in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Both sighted and blind dancers performed together on stage using an expressive physical vocabulary to tell a story about those living on the fringes of a society. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

Dancers perform during a rehearsal of ‘Ahnsim Dance’ by South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn, featuring professional dancers alongside blind amateurs at the Maison de la Culture in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Both sighted and blind dancers performed together on stage using an expressive physical vocabulary to tell a story about those living on the fringes of a society. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

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The dance form is synonymous with the large-scale indifference in the moderns society, an act to call for awareness and spread a universal idea of togetherness. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

The dance form is synonymous with the large-scale indifference in the moderns society, an act to call for awareness and spread a universal idea of togetherness. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

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South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn poses for a photo at the Maison de la Culture in Clermont-Ferrand. Known for her unconventional and often provocative pieces, Eun-Me Ahn is recognized as one of the most sophisticated dance makers in Asia. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn poses for a photo at the Maison de la Culture in Clermont-Ferrand. Known for her unconventional and often provocative pieces, Eun-Me Ahn is recognized as one of the most sophisticated dance makers in Asia. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

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Dancing hand in hand with the physically abled and the ones living on the margins of society, the stage and the form reveals all their strength and their remarkable personalities. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

Dancing hand in hand with the physically abled and the ones living on the margins of society, the stage and the form reveals all their strength and their remarkable personalities. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

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While on stage, amateur and professional dancers are on an equal footing. The evocative dance form takes the viewer into another world often revolting the reality of their everyday life and their handicap. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

While on stage, amateur and professional dancers are on an equal footing. The evocative dance form takes the viewer into another world often revolting the reality of their everyday life and their handicap. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

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Using textured backgrounds and minimalist lighting, the show set itself apart from other recitals. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

Using textured backgrounds and minimalist lighting, the show set itself apart from other recitals. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

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Psychedelic props and a post-modern narrative made the recital stand out, while the interactions between professional dancers and blind amateurs added stage depth to the show. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

Psychedelic props and a post-modern narrative made the recital stand out, while the interactions between professional dancers and blind amateurs added stage depth to the show. (Thierry Zoccolan / AFP)

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