Earthian Folk Dance with DaEun Jung
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Saturday, 2/9 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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View an in-progress excerpt from DaEun Jung’s residency project, the ‘Earthian Folk Dance,’ and contribute your own movement to the development of the EFD movement vocabulary. Earthian Folk Dance is a communal activity created and performed by Earthians (the people who live on this planet, irrespective of nation and culture.) This project arose from DaEun Jung’s ongoing investigation into the principles and methods of Korean folk dance and the potential physical reconciliation between participants of diverse backgrounds. EFD celebrates team spirit and bodily exhilaration, and challenges the tropes of both post-modern choreography and traditional folk dance.
DaEun Jung is a choreographer, dancer, drummer, and educator, originally from Seoul, South Korea. Her choreographic practice encompasses somatic and rhythmic exploration, improvisation, and an investigation into innovative dance-making methods. Rooted in classical Korean dance training from the age of 12, Jung considers her main assignment as a bicultural artist to redefine the forms and principles of culturally specific dance in a contemporary context. At the Camera, she will be developing an ‘Earthian Folk Dance,’ based on the concept of a group dance that reconciles folk, social, and virtuosic dance forms for all inhabitants of our planet. Her weekly events present opportunities to explore rhythm and movement, encourage kinesthetic excitement through participatory dance, and nurture communal and cultural awareness between neighbors.