SaltSoul

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1/5: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Carlos Avendaño.
2/5: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Carlos Avendaño.
3/5: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Ben Harley.
4/5: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Carlos Avendaño.
5/5: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Ben Harley.

Choreographer and dancer Jungwoong Kim presents SaltSoul, a new multimedia dance work examining the universality of sudden loss and trauma. The work draws on Kim’s personal experiences of losing a family member as a child, as well as two public disasters—a 2014 ferry accident in South Korea that killed more than 300 people, and a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets, an event he witnessed—to reflect on how grief affects and connects us. Developed in collaboration with dancers Germaine Ingram, Merián Soto, and Marion Ramírez; musicians Bhob Rainey and Gamin, and visual artist Fred Hatt, SaltSoul integrates traditional Korean dance, Western dance, improvisation, music, and experimental video in an interdisciplinary performance.


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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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Collaborators & Colleagues

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Grants & Grantees

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