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Eun Jung Choi, featured as one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2012, is a movement artist who has been working professionally for the past 16 years in the United States, Mexico, and Korea. On January 2012 issue of Dance Magazine, Lisa Kraus wrote,
“…she makes work that’s conceptually smart, physically exploratory, and virtuosically performed.”
Since 2008, she has been Artistic Co-Director of Da·Da·Dance Project, a duet repertory dance theater. The company’s repertoire has been seen at Live Arts Festival’s “eight”, Seoul International Dance Festival (Korea), National Institute of Bellas Artes (Mexico City) La MaMa Moves 08 and 09, DUMBO Dance Festival, Variations in a Foreign Land Ix: Akin. Amin. Atin, dancenOw, nEW Festival, 5EINCE (Mexico), Casa de las Bombas (Mexico), Teatro del Fuego Nuevo (Mexico), Los Talleres (Mexico City), Encuentro de Nueva Danza y Nueva Música (Mexico City) and XI Muestra Internacional de Danza Contemporánea Oaxaca (Mexico), Joyce SoHo, Performance Mix, nEW Festival, Painted Bride Arts Center, XI Muestra Internacional de Danza Contemporánea, Joyce SoHo, and Hollins University among many others, presenting works by Gerald Casel, Helena Franzén, Elise Knudson, Luke Gutgsell, Melanie Stewart, Erick Montes, Eun Jung Choi and Guillermo Ortega Tanus. The company was selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour Roster for 2011-2013 and has received LPAC LAB residency to develop a new work by Helena Franzén in 2008.
As an independent artist, she has received funds from Danspace Project’s 2006-07, 05-06, and 03-04 Commissioning Initiatives, Korean Cultural Services NY, Dance New Amsterdam and Union StreetDance Rehearsal Space Grant. Her choreography has been presented at Sushi Performance and Visual Art (San Diego), CEC (Philadelphia), DancenOw, Danspace Project’s City/Dans, Global Exchange, DraftWork, FOOD FOR THOUGHT, DRA, Mexico Now Festival, Danceworks (Milwaukee), Daegue International Festival (Korea), Sexto Encuentro de Nueva Danza (Mexico City), and nEW Festival (Philadelphia). She was commissioned to set a new work, Entre Manos on tumàka’t-danza contemporánea in Mérida, Yucatan, which was performed in various places including Yucatán Escénica, Teatro Peón Contreras, and Festival Mareanza, Cancun, México.
As a teacher, Eun Jung has taught at the NC Governor’s School, Daegue Catholic University (Daegu, Korea), North Carolina School of the Arts, CICO (Center of Choreographic Investigation, Mexico), 72 Horas de Verano en Movimiento (Mexico City), Movimiento Escénico/Laborame (Mexico City), La Cantera (Mexico), the University of the Arts, Temple University, Bryn Mawr College, Little Red House School, Tanya Tower, Queens International High School, White Bird Productions, as well as various community workshops in and around New York City.
In addition to her career in dance, Eun Jung is an interdisciplinary video/interactive installation artist and graphic designer. Her video works have been presented at various theaters, galleries and commercial venues/parties in both Mexico and the United States. She has created digital contents for non-profit organizations and individual artists as well as commercial companies including Toyota, Nestle, Volkswagen, Telmex, Ford, Phillip Morris and CMS Partners. Her recent video projects include a video series, La Galleria de Humilde, La Casa de La Maestra and Porque no? (2008), a video performance project featuring Lince Siblings from Mexico City; Block Party Concert (2005), a promotional video documentary in cooperation with CMS Partners; Ducks and Geese Tour, cumulative dance performance documentary in collaboration with Bird Brain Dance, directed under choreographer, Jennifer Monson (2003). Her video work, Sliced Mirror (2002) has been seen at The West Wave Dance Festival (San Francisco), La MaMa Moves Festival (New York), Asian American Dance Performances (San Francisco), The Longford Dance Festival (Ireland), Billy De Frank Center(San Jose). Her recent video series, featuring Lince Siblings, has been screened at Joyce SoHo (New York), Encuentro Internacional Nuevos Creadores a Escena (Guadalajara, Mexico),and XI Muestra Internacional de Danza Contemporanea (Oaxaca, Mexico).
An accomplished dancer, Choi worked with Sean Curran Company (NY), Limon Dance Company (NY), Malashock Dance and Co. (San Diego), Risa Jaroslow and Dancers (NY), Allyson Green Dance (NY/San Diego), and has collaborated with artists/companies around the world: Helena Franzen (Sweden), Katja Wachter (Germany), Mijail Rojas/Pulso (Mexico), ShinJa Hong’s Laughing Stone Dance (Korea), and Eun Me Ahn Dance (NY/Korea/Germany). Currently, she is working with Nichole Canuso Dance Company and Sebastienne Mundheim in Philadelphia.
Eun Jung graduated with a master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU in 2003. Recently she earned her MFA in Dance from Temple University, where she was a University Fellow and recipient of the Rose Vernick Choreographic Achievement Award. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Live Arts Brewery 2011-2012 and a fellow artist at Sacatar Institute in 2014.
She serves as a board member of Philadelphia Dance Projects (PDP) and is a member of
Impermanent Societ of Philadelphia (ISOP).