Earthian Folk Dance @SantaMonicaPier
3:00 PM15:00

Earthian Folk Dance @SantaMonicaPier

Saturday 4/13, 3-4pm
Cost: free!
To register click here or call 310-458-2239.

View a performance of DaEun Jung's residency project, the 'Earthian Folk Dance,' at the Santa Monica Pier and contribute your own movement to the development of the EFD movement vocabulary. Earthian Folk Dance is a communal activity created and performed by Earthians (the people who live on this planet, irrespective of nation and culture.) This project arose from DaEun Jung’s ongoing investigation into the principles and methods of Korean folk dance and the potential physical reconciliation between participants of diverse backgrounds. EFD celebrates team spirit and bodily exhilaration, and challenges the tropes of both post-modern choreography and traditional folk dance.


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Byoul 2019 @Judson
8:00 PM20:00

Byoul 2019 @Judson

Movement Research at the Judson Church

A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join Movement Research Artists-In-Residence and international guests each season in performing at the historic Judson Memorial Church.

DaEun Jung, Benjamin Kimitch, Susannah Simpson, Tatyana Tenenbaum & Collaborators

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2:00 PM14:00


Show Box LA / We Live in Space Residency Culmination Showing

As DaEun places her solo performance Byoul—an exploration of Korean dance vocabulary structured by the combining system of Korean alphabet, and chance procedure—at WLIS and the surrounding streets, she blurs the boundaries between her past and present body histories, the places she dances and she lives, and the times of her ancestors and her neighbors.

This work was developed in part through the Show Box L.A./we live in space residency program, with support from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; visit for more information about the program and other residency artists.

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Earthian Folk Dance @Automata
to Jan 27

Earthian Folk Dance @Automata

In Residence: January 21-27, 2019
in collaboration with Rayven Armijo, Chantal Cherry, and Gabriel E. Jimenez
Work-in-progress showing: Sunday 1/27 at 2:30 PM

The Earthian Folk Dance is a communal dance activity or play created and performed by Earthians. This new project starts from the intersection of my on-going investigations—redefining the principles and methods of Korean folk dance and exploring physical reconciliation of intercultural bodies. Through this project, I aim to develop contemporary tactics of organizing repeatable steps and rhythmic movements, which are accessible to bodies of diverse backgrounds. I also seek to invent movement tasks that require the communal effort to fulfill. EFD strives for sharable fun in dance evoked by communal, physical excitement while accomplishing the joint tasks. EFD also challenges hyper-individuality of post-modern choreographies and hyper-cultural-representation of traditional folk dances, questioning the cultural and somatic identity of each participant. EFD celebrates team spirit and bodily exhilaration, which can potentially take the group dance even to virtuosity. 

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Byoul 2019 @Pieter
8:30 PM20:30

Byoul 2019 @Pieter


10 artists . 1 city . 3 – minute solos

concept inspired by Mark Haim
co-curated by alexx shilling and devika vasanthi wickremesinghe

Featuring work by:

Samantha Blake Goodman

Miles Brenninkmeijer

Amelia Charter

Bradford Chin

Jessica Emmanuel

Carmela Hermann Dietrich

Tiara Jackson

DaEun Jung

Zaq Kenefick

Roxanne Steinberg with Oguri

**Please note: we can only welcome 50 people into the space**
There will be two showings on the evening of December 8, 2018: 8:30pm & 10pm

Non-Monetary Donation To The FREE Bar Or FREE Boutique

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GangGangSullae with SMC Students
to Nov 17

GangGangSullae with SMC Students

Global Motion Fall 2018 Performance

Santa Monica College Dance Department Presents Global Motion - World Dance Company Fall 2018 Performance at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

Type of Dance: Salsa, Hip Hop, Waltz, Indonesian, Korean, etc.

Artistic Directors: Raquel Ramirez, Sri Susilowati
Faculty Choreographers: Laura Canellias, Keali'i Ceballos, Jennifer Jesswein, Angela Jordan, Sri Susilowati
Guest Choreographers: Peter deGuzman, DeEun Jung, Alondra Ramirez
SMC Student Choreographers: Michael Hale, Milo Poon-Fear

Presenter / Producer: SMC Dance Department

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With Pumpkin at REDCAT
to Jun 10

With Pumpkin at REDCAT

DaEun Jung likes vegetables — but she loves pumpkin. As the smart and whimsical dancer/choreographer celebrates her emphatic engagement to a pumpkin, she reveals the homogeneity between an inanimate object and her own grounded and flexible body, using a gestural and movement vocabulary inspired by her Korean ancestors.

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Sai / In Between
to Apr 28

Sai / In Between

  • Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater at UCLA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance MFA Upstarts Series Presents: 
Sai / In Between
An evening of dance showcasing four original works by DaEun Jung and Chantal Cherry

"Just as every city necessitates its own sense of design, just as every language produces its own rules for narrating the progression of time, every musical and choreographic tradition carries its own rhythmic patterns and its specific lexicon of movements. It’s a realization that may be obvious to many, but one that is still worth restating: the singularity of each of these structural organizations is so radically localized that its by-product, culture, innately defies representation. Instead, what we identify as the visual and performing arts is not so much the material representation of this culture, but rather an experiment in form, an activation of a political and social space, an entry into investigating theoretical questions that perhaps cannot be solely resolved within the limited purview of words.

The nuance of this perspective is precisely where DaEun Jung’s practice as a dance maker, dancer, and teacher resides. Her choreographic investigations are informed by her professional training in classical Korean dance, ballet, as well as modern and contemporary dance. She also draws from her rich collaborations with artists and colleagues, such as Wilfried Souly, Chantal Cherry, as well as pansori singer Melody Shim. Her recent work is informed by her ongoing experimentation with chance operations, as she works to transpose her muscle memory of culturally specific dance phrases into a set of standardized movements. In a project (Byoul) presented at the REDCAT Studio in fall of 2016, Jung abstracted the most ubiquitous movements of her learned tradition, to correspond to the three morpho-syllabic blocks of the Korean alphabet.

Jung continues this structural logic in both Invitation and 43152. The former is proposed as a playful yet empathetic projection for how her contemporary body can respond to the polemics of our cultural climate today. She invites and listens to a variety of vegetables, in a symbolic action that not only showcases her artistic mediation of learned tradition, but also inverts the power dynamics inherent in binary considerations of the subject and object. Likewise, in 43152, Jung extends her sense of play to engage in a rhythmic dialogue with choreographer Wilfried Souly. The title corresponds to a rhythmic pattern that was determined with the throw of a dice, so as to neutralize the dominance of one culturally informed rhythmic pattern over the other. Within a contained space, marked by spatial and instructive parameters, the two dancers are able to explore their own traditions by improvising with the direction of a random operator.

Invitation and 43152 will be debuted at the Glorya Kaufman Theatre on April 27 and 28 at 8pm, as part of the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance MFA showcase. The evening program is entitled Sai / In Between, and will also include a presentation of Chantal Cherry’s Head Above Water and Our Bodies at Night."

-Carolyn Park, Arts Writer

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