Contact Improvisation

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CONTACT IMPROVISATION JAM with Jungwoong Kim + Stephanie Turner
JANUARY 20-23
The Field Center presents 3 days of open jams, workshops, labs and performances with Jungwoong Kim + Stephanie Turner.

THIS EVENT IS FULL. Please email us to join the waitlist.

 
Registration includes room, board and access to all events. All levels welcome.
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About the Teachers

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Stephanie Turner is a dance choreographer, performer and educator based in Providence, RI. Her work evolves from a deep curiosity for learning through the body, building community and using performance as a process of re-enchanting everyday life. 

She has taught Contact Improvisation and Contemporary Dance as an Adjunct Lecturer at Brown University and Salve Regina University, as an independent artist at Headlong, AS220 and as a teaching fellow at Hampshire and Smith College. As the founder/director of The Movement Exchange she produced dance and theater events, hosting local and international artists.
Her choreographic work has been performed in venues throughout New England and Philadelphia.

 

Stephanie is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at Roger Williams University and teaching community classes in Providence through AS220 at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq. She continues to choreograph and perform with Katie McNamara, Michele Bach-Coulibaly, HDC Dance Ensemble + Arc Iris. Stephanie holds a BFA in dance performance from Rhode Island College and MFA in Choreography from Smith College.

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Born and raised in South Korea, Jungwoong Kim has been a dancer, choreographer, CI teacher

for more than 20 years. He has extensive training in martial arts and Korean traditional dance and ritual, both of which strongly inform his artistic vision and aesthetic. He studied Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros, and has done CI performance with Katie Duck, Kurt Koegel, Hiekyoung Blanz, Kristie Simpson, Karen Nelson, Chris Aiken, Germaine Ingram, Leah Stein, Marion Ramirez, among others.

Since 2014 he has been an artist in residence at Asian Arts Initiative (AAI), a major arts and culture center based in Philadelphia. Through this residency he received a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant to support his performance works.
He was awarded a 2015 multi-year grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for the creation of SaltSoul, a multi-disciplinary creative/ performance project. Further, he was nominated for a 2017 & 2020 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and received a 2017 Bilateral Dance Artist Exchange Residency in Budapest, Hungary through Philadelphia Dance Projects. He has taught improvisation and CI at numerous universities and independent workshops in the U.S., Europe, Japan and South Korea. In 2021 he was a guest artist at Franklin & Marshall College and also received a 2021 ART IS ESSENTIAL award for the creation of Gather Together in Their Name. Lately he has enjoyed working with Wilma Theater as a movement consultant for The Cherry Orchard opening in April 2022, directed by Dmitry Krymov.

 

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