Jungwoong Kim. Photo credit: Fred Hatt
Jungwoong Kim. Photo credit: Fred Hatt

Jungwoong Kim: SaltSoul speaks to habitus

October 9, 2016–7:00 through 7:30 pm

Opening Reception:
Municipal Pier 9
121 North Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
Free and open to the public
This event is co-sponsored by The Fabric Workshop and Museum and Asian Arts Initiative

Dancer and choreographer Jungwoong Kim, joined by dancer Marion Ramirez and instrumentalist Bhob Rainey, continues his 3-year exploration of sudden loss of loved ones with an improvised performance that engages with Ann Hamilton's installation, habitus, at Municipal Pier 9. Kim brings embodied movement, voice, music, and shadows into the evocative space created by Hamilton's ever-changing cloth sculptures. The improvisational investigation of habitus will be informed and inspired by discoveries made during the process of creating SaltSoul, an evening length piece to be performed at Asian Arts Initiative. Kim is a resident artist in the Performing Artist Residency Program at Asian Arts Initiative.
SaltSoul will be performed on October 6-8 at 8pm at Asian Arts Initiative. For tickets and further information, please click here.
About Jungwoong Kim
Jungwoong Kim was born and raised in South Korea. From a young age he trained in different kinds of martial arts and Korean traditional dances. He became very interested in the energy exchange of the bodies and the movement discipline of protection and play. He graduated from Korea National University of the Arts in Seoul with a degree in choreography. As a dancer he was a member of the Korea, Japan, China Dance Exchange Project 2002, with which he toured in Asia. In Seoul he collaborated and performed extensively with award-winning Trust Dance Company with which he toured across Korea, as well as Kathy Duck’s improvisational group in Amsterdam. His choreographic work has been supported by the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture and Arts Council Korea to produce full evening choreographies in a number of Seoul venues, in which he has collaborated with visual artists and sound designers.

Asian Arts Initiative is a community-based arts center in Philadelphia that engages artists and everyday people to create art that explores the diverse experiences of Asian Americans, addresses our social context, and imagines and effects positive community change.

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SaltSoul is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and is part of a Performing Artist Residency Program of Asian Arts Initiative.

Major support for Ann Hamilton: habitus has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Coby Foundation, Ltd., the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationThe Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Shipley-Miller Foundation, and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation which allowed the use of their warehouse for this project and provided invaluable support.
The Coby Foundation, Ltd.The Knight FoundationThe Philadelphia Cultural FundNational Endowment for the ArtsDelaware River Waterfront Corporation