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Yeonji dances, makes and teaches dance in Switzerland, Germany and South Korea.

Her artwork lays on instant composition. She doesn't create something new, yet listens to what is given and the urgency. All projects in which she has been involved had particular creative processes with improvisational/instant composition approaches. Each show consciously included openness to the potential of each day’s changes.

Since 2018, she’s invited to Asia Improvisation Art Exchange (by i-Dance Korea), Performing Art Network Asia, ONCE Festival FÜR Improvisation Freiburg and Autunnodanza. Her artistic practice and staging continue with Maya M. Carroll, Rosalind Crisp and her dance collective nonstopillusion.

Performances

  • Loupinewhiser / Annemarie Kaufmann, Julia Kathriner, Lukas Briner, Nayan Stalder, Sofia Libermann, Yeonji Han  / Saltinaschlucht in Brig and Bremgartenwald in Bern, Switzerland
  • SIT STAND LIE / PUCH PULL STROKE(PLAY I) / Mirjam Gurtner, 48-Stunden-Neukölln 2020, KINDL Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst / Berlin, Germany
  • Temporal, Terrestrial #6 / The Instrument, Espace En Cours / Paris, France
  • BEYOND HOPE / nonstopillusion, Ackermannshof / Basel, Switzerland
  • la luna que abbiamo perso / fuorimargine, Autunno Danza / Cagliari, Italy
  • OUT Planet / Visitors / fuorimargine, Autunno Danza / Cagliari, Italy
  • Liquid Point / ONCE Festival FÜR Improvisation Freiburg / Freiburg, Germany
  • 나를 보는 거울 / Et Aussi Dance / Daejun, South Korea
  • time, here / Emanuel Han and Yeonji Han / Seoul, South Korea
  • a duets / PAN Asia / Ilmin Museum of Art and Asia Culture Center / Seoul and Gwangju, South Korea
  • Bloodsong / The Instrument ̣- Maya M. Caroll & Roy Caroll / Freiburg, Germany
  • Sobald ich mich bewege, wird es eigentlich persönlich / The Kitchen Aufderhoehe / Arlesheim, Switzerland
  • Myth / Dagada Dance Company / Freiburg, Germany
  • Die Göttliche Komödie / Rirkrit Tiravanija / Fondation Beyeler / Basel, Switzerland
  • Improvisation Performance @ Asia Improvisation Art Exchange (AIAE) 2018 / Seoul, South Korea
  • Die Blaue Stunde / Dance Company Betweenlines / Solothurn, Switzerland

Residencies

  • fuorimargine, Cagliari, Italy
  • zoEspaces, Basel, Switzerland
  • Hof Leesthal, Lüneburg, Germany

Education & Formation

  • since 2018: Dance collective nonstopillusion with Maija Ripatti & Charlotte Böttger, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2016-2018: TIP School for Dance, Improvisation and Performance, Freiburg, Germany
  • 2012-2013(quit afterwards): BA Photography & Visual Media, Sangmyung University, Cheon-an, South Korea
  • 2001-2007: Korean Swordsmanship Haidong Gumdo, South Korea


Photo: Laura Farnetti