As a choreographer, I use creative process and performance to build intimate human connections. When dance-making I aim to create environments where people from a broad range of identities, abilities, and histories share their backgrounds and perspectives in a supportive context and make new discoveries in playful and inquisitive ways. I bring my current curiosities to each project. My collaborators and I have explored topics such as borders, boundaries, and the way we take up space, our Korean and Korean-American experience, and the ways personal and global conflict affect our everyday being.
Creatively, I work to suspend my assumptions and allow the choreographic process to bring me to unexpected realizations and unfamiliar perspectives. To facilitate the uncovering of new information, I draw from practices across disciplines to collaboratively generate movement material. The collective vocabulary my collaborators and I develop exists between most established styles and purposefully reflects the particularities of the individuals who are in the room and our differences coming together. Working in this way, we have the opportunity to practice acts of listening, witnessing, and being vulnerable to help us arrive at more nuanced understandings of ourselves and the content we are considering. I find it fascinating and perplexing the way contradictory elements are often experienced together. As a means of embracing these intersections in my choreography, I situate darkness with comedy, the virtuosic with the pedestrian, and novelty with comfort. My abstract, collage-like creations display a dynamic range of expressions incorporating movement, sound, and text.