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HunMok Jung / Peeping Tom

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Creation laboratory - Character Rise

Based on the unique materials given to each of our bodies, the purpose is to maximize their own strengths under the theatrical vocabulary and derive new bodies and energy through improvisation and research.  It develops into a twisted and threshed form, awakens the standardized body through the process of collection, condensation, control, organization, expansion, and explosion, and explores the point of dissolution as body language by borrowing the collision of the ego from unconsciousness to nirvana.

 

This class will approach the basis of the work of Peeping Tom from Hun-Mok‘s personal experience with the company. Profoundly influenced by Gigong, the energy which passes through the human body, we will try to find personal movement material and get away from the purely technical aspect of dancing. We will trip the body’s restrictions and struggle through theatrical states in order to allow ourselves to reach a personal, extreme energy.

This creation laboratory is carried out by Danse à la Carte in collaboration with L'École de Danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM). The continuing education activities of Danse à la Carte are offered thanks to the financial participation of the Government of Quebec and are supported by the Intervention-compétences program and by the Arts and Culture Continuing Education Council of the Island of Montreal ( CFC).

HunMok Jung

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Creation laboratory

June 3 to 7

2:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

(20 hours)

Wilder Building

Studio: to be confirmed

Pricing and

Registration

Rate - $ 200 ($10 / hr)

HunMok Jung

HunMok Jung, artistic director of JUMOK DANCE Theater, was born in Korea in 1978. He graduated from Dankook University's Department of Dance in 2001, and completed the performance planner course at the Korea School of Performing Arts in 2002. HunMok graduated from Dankook University's Graduate School of Dance in 2004, where he published a thesis on Art Management & Dance Performance Planning.


HunMok came to Europe through an audition at the Vienna Festival in 2008 and worked as a creator and dancer for 15 years from 2009 to the beginning of 2024 at Peeping Tom Company in Belgium. He created 7 pieces with Peeping Tom: “32 Rue Vandenbranden” (2009), “A louer” (2011), “Vader” (2014), “Moeder” (2016), “Kind” (2019), “Dido&Aeneas” ( 2021) and "La Visita" (2022), which toured the world with 650 performances in 134 cities in 43 countries, and was praised for its extreme body movement, character dance, theatrical elements, and directing which crosses reality and fantasy. Currently, HunMok Jung is developing his own unique world of work through ‘JUMOK Dance Theater'. He is also active as a co-choreographer and choreographer for various companies in Belgium and served as a choreography advisor for the italian C&C company. In 2015, he won the first prize at London’s Olivier Awards for ‘Best Dance’ from ‘32 rue Vandenbranden’ as a member of the creation of Peeping Tom.

 

HunMok Jung provides dance workshops around the world and strives to strengthen the capabilities of artists. (Brussels, Bogota, Strasbourg, L'ile de la Reunion, Seoul, Tokyo, Matsumoto, Macao, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Marseille, Toulon, Toulouse, Lyon, Albi, Raffinerie, Garage29, Danscentrumjette, KVS, Company with Ultimavez, Barcelona, Rome, Firenze, Napoli, Torino, Bologna, Zurich, and New York. Etc..)

 

As a choreographer, HunMok produced the dance film “Uragano” in collaboration with Korea Dance Abroad, Monotanz and Kenneth Rawlinson in 2021. Uragano won two awards at the New York Hollywood Film Festival, was invited to the Paris, Berlin, and Tokyo Film Festivals, and was selected for the Arco A Film Festival. In 2022, it was selected for the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture's Artistic Creation Activities Support Project. 

 

HunMok began solidifying his position as a choreographer by introducing his new work “ANON” to Europe and Korea as the artistic director of JUMOK Dance Theater. In 2023, he was selected as the New Work of the Year by the Korea Arts Council Performing Arts Creation Center to produce “Yaras”, the first in a future anthropological discourse series.

 

Hunmok Jung places importance on communication with the audience based on humanism.

He aims to create an artist's signature and uniqueness by combining the identity accumulated based on his rich overseas experience with Korean emotions, making the most of his strong directing skills, dance, and movement, and incorporating his own philosophy and artist's perspective into art.

 

“By combining this aesthetic, I want to create works that bring out various forms of images and narratives.”

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