The nEW Choreographers
Jung-eun Kim aka je is a choreographer, dancer and media designer. She holds a MFA in Dance from Hollins/ADF and MALS in Visual and Performing Arts from Hollins University. Je has been a guest artist-in-residence at Dickinson College, Hollins University and The Modern Dance Promotion of Korea as well as an adjunct faculty at Hollins. As a media designer, she has worked with Lisa Race, Sarah Skaggs, Jane
Comfort & Co., Yin Mei, Thomas F. DeFrantz/SLIPPAGE, Mary Seidman and the
American Dance Festival. As a dancer, she has worked with Amanda K. Miller, Adrienne Westwood, Shani Nwando Ikerioha Collins, Yvonne Meier, Antonietta Vicario, Jannie Mary Tai Liu, Kathryn TeBordo and Jen McGinn. Venues where her works have been shown include: Race and New Media Conference at SUPERFRONT (New York), Current Gallery (Baltimore), Hive Gallery (Salt Lake City), paraphrase/NEXUS at CRANE ARTS, Current at Mascher Space Cooperative and Studio 34 (Philadelphia), and Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke). Je hails from Seoul, South Korea. www.jekim.org
Daniele Strawmyre is an artist, choreographer, dancer and educator based in Philadelphia. She directs the interdisciplinary company readySetGO. Her most recent work was an interactive video and performance installation inspired by Japanese ghost stories titled "Kaidan Insuto", presented in October/November 2010 as part of a year long artist residency at thefidget space. The staged version, "Kaidan" premiered at the 2010 Live Arts Festival and was the culmination of 2 years of research and performance called "The Obake Project".
Her work has been presented by the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, thefidget space, Mascher Space Cooperative, the Painted Bride Art Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she premiered a film and live performance for the Dali exhibit, made in collaboration with Ricardo Rivera (KLIP Collective), Kumquat Dance Theater, the CEC, among others, and in site specific performances throughout Philadelphia. She choreographed and performed in a music video for Toro Y Moi, and performed in videos for bands Plastic Little and Black Dice. She has performed with CIE Felix Ruckert in Brussels, BE and Berlin, DE (where she studied Interactive Dance Theater); CIE Willi Dorner (AT) in Philadelphia and NYC; Jerome Meyer and Isabelle Chafaud (NL), Kate Watson-Wallace/anonymous bodies, Perpetual Movement and Sound, Megan Bridge/fidget, Workshop for Potential Movement, SCRAP/Myra Bazell, in Philadelphia; Junction Dance Theatre in Pittsburgh and Martha Bowers Dance Theatre Etcetera in NYC. Daniele has been a theater technician for over ten years, as well as teaching college and professional level courses in Dance Technique and Improvisation and more than twenty workshops in Interactive Dance Theater. She earned a BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. In addition, she's also studied with members of Anouk Van Dijk, William Forsythe, Troubleyn/Jan Fabre (in a week long workshop by invitation), Kathleen Hermesdorf, Peggy Baker and with Katsura Kan, among others. In 2004 she took part in a 2 month residency with CIE Felix Ruckert in Berlin DE, made possible by a grant from the Leeway Foundation). In 2003 she co-curated, "Ladyfest Philly", a 4-day festival showcasing women's activism through the arts.
Beau Hancock earned a BA in dance and American Studies from the University of Kansas, and was a founding member of the Bowery Dancers, a Lawrence, KS-based movement collective. Beau is currently a MFA candidate and University Fellow at Temple University. In 2009, he was the Cleveland Art Prize/Kathryn Karipides Scholarship recipient. His choreography has been presented at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Wesbeth Art Gallery, Movement Research at Dance Theater Workshop, the Lied Center Kansas, the Lawrence Arts Center, the Flea Theater, and at CHI Movement Arts Center for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. In 2007, he co-founded Stone Depot Dance Lab with his friend and frequent collaborator Ellie Goudie-Averill. Beau has taught master classes and workshops at Indiana University, Wayne State University, Café Dance in Austin, TX, Movement Research, and CHI Movement Arts Center. As a performer, Beau has had the pleasure to work with Ben Munisteri, Ellen Cornfield, Eva Gholson, Kun-Yang Lin, Phil Grosser, Merian Soto, and Douglas Dunn.
Jodi Obeid is obsessed with movement of all kinds. She is a choreographer, dance educator, and performer. She arrived in Philadelphia in 2003 from Brussels, Belgium but is a native of Pennsylvania. In her work, Jodi explores the pitfalls, emotions, and quirky stories of life. She is very interested in writing human stories through strong movement and quirky gesture. Jodi believes in creating art for community outreach and cross cultural purposes. Jodi has taught and created work for: Peace College, Enloe Arts Magnet School, Louvain la Neuve Brussels, West Chester University, Drexel University, and Rowan University where she is currently an adjunct faculty member. Her choreography has been presented at numerous festivals in Washington DC, North Carolina, Belgium and in Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia she has performed with: Kosoko Performance Projects, Anne Marie Mulgrew and Company, Ring Dance Theater, Scrap Performance Group, Anonymous Bodies, and Ready Set Go. Jodi received her MA in Dance from the American University, and her BA in French and Dance from Goucher College and the Sorbonne University in Paris.