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Jeon Misook

Last updated: April 20, 2023

Jeon Misook earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Ewha Womans University and went on to study at London Contemporary Dance School. Since 1981, she has worked as a permanent choreographer and dancer for the contemporary dance company TAM. In 1998, she formed the Jeon Misook Dance Company. She worked as a professor of dance and choreography at the Korea National University of Arts.

Jeon Misook explores the delicate choreographic structure and composition, the philosophical point of view penetrating the theme, and the humorous yet ambivalent aspects of life. She expresses the experimental concept of modern dance well based on the concept of the stage as a space, a delicate and outstanding interpretation of music, and extremely logical choreography. The group’s works include Bow (2014), Talk to Igor (2012), Amore Amore mio (2010), Stay there (2006), Are you happy to see me (2005), What’s going on (2005) and Adieu, My Love (2001). , to name a few. It also participated in 2020 Holland Dance Festival (Netherlands), 2018 Dance Festival Steps (Switzerland), 2011 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (U.S.), 2011 White Bird Festival (U.S.), and 2005 Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico).

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