My solo work migrant-self the speed of a door
explores perceptible and imperceptible time and timing. In the act of traveling home and abroad, time becomes hybrid, fictional and acclimated. Bruised by time, one faces fragile becoming in that waiting room. By reflecting the sense of paradoxical time into my choreographic nest, I ask following questions; What if punctuality is an action/labor, not the time itself? How do certain body parts reflect time and duration (i.e. the length of our hair )? What if estimated time of arrival is constantly sensed in our departing bodies? What if coming and going can happen in the same doorway? Addressing the reflection of language to experience, the body to scale, and narratives to objects, the dance re-members. This solo work is practice-as-performance (or I will sometime call "diagnostic piece"), of which structure and contents shift as time passes by. Each version is different as this body ages.
Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, He Jin Jang is a multi-city based choreographer, performer, dramaturg. Jang has presented her works in festivals and venues throughout New York and internationally including the Kitchen, Dixon Place, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, American Dance Festival (Durham, US), CORD Conference (Roanoke, US), Studio 12 (Berkley, US), Performatica (Puebla, Mexico), WUK (Vienna, Austria), University of Bristol (Bristol, UK), Volkshochschule (Bern, Switzerland), National Museum of Contemporary Arts (Bucharest, Romania), Temps d'Image Festival (Cluj-napoca, Romania) among others. She has served as Fresh Tracks Artist at New York live Arts (2014-15), Choreography Mentor at New York Foundation for the Arts (2014), Assistant Professor of Dance at Hollins University (2011-2014), Faculty at American Dance Festival (2008-2013). Jang is also a recipient of Arts Council Korea Fellowship (Korea, '09-11), Artist-in-Residency at Movement Research (New York, '09-11), DanceWeb Fellowship (Vienna, 2011). Currently, Jang resides in South Korea and created a international exchange platform called CEPA Global Initiative as well as working as Coordinator/Curator of Chore-lab at Korea National Contemporary Dance Company.
Choreography, Dance, Stage HeJin Jang
Dramaturgy JiYe Hyun