Headshot of He Jin Jang

Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, He Jin Jang plays many different roles in serving "the  choreographic." As a multicity-based choreographer/dramaturg/curator/pedagog/essayist, Jang creates, researches and writes on the idea of 'choreography' and  'living (surviving).'

Jang has presented works in Seoul and internationally at Seoul International Dance Festival (Korea), MODAFE International Dance Festival (Korea), Chunchen Arts Festival (Korea), Seoul Dance Center (Korea), Arts Council Korea Experimental Showcase (Korea), Zaha Museum (Korea), ONSU Gong Gan(Korea), Laboratorio Condensación (Mexico), Volkshochschule (Switzerland), National Museum of Contemporary Arts (Romania), New York Live Arts (New York), Movement Research (New York), Dixon Place (New York), Center for Performance Research (New York), the Kitchen (New York) among others. Her current projects was supported by Seoul Foundation for the Arts (Korea, '20), Arts Council Korea  (Korea, '09-11, 15, 17, 19), Korea Arts Management Service (Korea, ‘16-18). Jang was a Knowing Dance More Artist (US, 17), Korea-Mexico Connection Artist @ KAMS (Korea/Mexico, ‘17), Fresh Tracks Artist @ New York Live Arts (US, ‘14-15), Moving Dialogue Exchange Artist (Romania, ’11), DanceWeb Fellowship  (Austria, ‘11), and Artist-In-Residence @ Movement Research (US, ‘09-11). 

As an advisor/mentor, she has worked with Asian Cultural Center (Mentor of Choreo-lab, ’19-20), University of the Arts (Mentor of MFA in Choreography, '19-20), Seoul Dance Center (Advisory  Committee, '15-19),  Korea National Contemporary Dance Company (Dramaturg/Advisory Committee, '16), New York Foundation for the Arts (Mentor of  Choreography, '14), among many others. 

Jang has curated Seoul International Choreography Workshop ('17), and Choreo-lab of Korea National Contemporary Dance Company('16). Currently, Jang is working on the project <microhabitat body> where she choreographs, writes and shares practices with the idea of “what is the minimum we need to choreograph and to survive?” Jang is also teaching a workshop series called [Weekly Weakly] where participants can share weakness as the minimum element for choreography.

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