Jungwoong Kim

online audio scores / improvisation

Artist Biography

Jungwoong Kim is a dancer, choreographer, sound/movement improviser, video artist, set designer, and arts educator. He earned a university degree in choreography in Seoul National University of Arts in 2002, and after performing extensively in South Korea and Japan, emigrated to the United States in 2007. Since arriving in the U.S., he has created numerous performance pieces for venues in New York City, Philadelphia and other U.S. cities. In 2015/16, he led a 2-year multi-disciplinary collaboration in creating SaltSoul, a site-specific, multi-media, evening-length performance piece addressing tragic loss of loved ones. In October 2016, sculptor Ann Hamilton authorized and advised his performance with dancer Marion Ramirez and musician Bhob Rainey as part of Hamilton’s commissioned installation habitus. He has created choreography for Philadelphia-based theater companies, including People’s Light Theatre and InterAct Theatre Company, and been a regular workshop leader for the repertory company of the Wilma Theater and the Headlong Performance Institute. His creations received support from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and the Knight Foundation, and he was awarded artist residencies by Philadelphia’s Asian Arts Initiative and the Bilateral Dance Artists Residency Exchange in Budapest, Hungary. Jungwoong was nominated for a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2017. Since 2018 he collaborates in the works of Tori Lawrence + Co.