Jungwoong Kim

1/3: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Carlos Avendaño.
2/3: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Ben Harley.
3/3: SaltSoul pop-up performance on Market Street. Photo by Carlos Avendaño.

Choreographer and dancer Jungwoong Kim was born and raised in South Korea, where he studied traditional Korean dance and martial arts, and now resides in Philadelphia. His most recent choreographic works have been presented at the Asian American Theater Conference at Philadelphia’s Asian Arts Initiative, the University of Richmond in Virginia, The Iron Factory, and Conwell Dance Theater. Kim was a member of the Korea, Japan, China Dance Exchange Project 2002, and Trust Dance Company. He has served as an instructor for contact improvisation at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, University of Richmond, Korea National University of the Arts, and Chonbuk National University, among others. With support from a 2015 Center grant, Kim will present salt soul, a multimedia dance theater work integrating his heritage in traditional Korean dance with Western dance, improvisation, music, and found sound.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Meiyin Wang is the associate artistic producer of The Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival and Symposium in New York, which presents new and cutting-edge theatrical work from the U.S. and abroad.

Thaddeus Phillips’ new bilingual performance work for theater, inspired by his experience working on Colombian telenovela Alias El Mexicano, premieres as part of the 2015 Fringe Festival.

This music and movement performance will offer audiences a distinctive interpretation of Miguel de Cervantes’ four-century-old classic, Don Quixote, combining narrative elements and ballads drawn from the novel, recited in both Spanish and English, and accompanied by monophonic melodies, organ and vihuela works that are reminiscent of the sounds of Golden Age Spain.

Five Pew Fellows have been awarded artist residencies in 2015, supported by the Center’s ongoing partnership with the Alliance of Artists Communities.

Founded in 1969, Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble seeks to preserve, present, and build upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Gabrielle Revlock shares a solo version of her recent duet with Nicole Bindler, about two female artists in a spectacle-driven world.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dancer and choreographer Ronald K. Brown is the founder of Brooklyn-based contemporary dance ensemble Evidence, A Dance Company.

Grants & Grantees

An outgrowth of the anti-graffiti network, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced over 3,600 murals since 1984, making it the largest public art program in the United States and earning Philadelphia the nickname “City of Murals.”

Grants & Grantees

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented 12 performances; each featured a world or regional premiere performed by leading ensembles.

Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design fosters the study, exploration, and management of the arts: media, design, the performing, and visual.

Bailey’s interpretation of Verdi’s opera, Macbeth, features a South African cast and examines post-colonial central Africa.

The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance is an evening-length autobiographical dance, the culmination of Philadelphia-based breakdancer Raphael Xavier’s 30 years of experience in hip-hop genres. Xavier, a 2013 Pew Fellow, plays with the rhythms of rap, break dancing and narrative to draw parallels between the performer’s body and the stage itself.