Lim Jee-Ae


Choreographer and Dancer
Residency Period: from 15 June 2014 to 4 August 2014

■Research Outline

Research Theme Body Archive: Experimenting in traditional and contemporary dance between Japan and Korea
Brief Description of the Research Lim Jee-Ae researched the similarities and differences in cultural identities between Japan and Korea, in order to make a connection between artists who is trained both in traditional and contemporary ways of dance practice from Japan and Korea. During her residency, she interviewed several Butoh dancers and she considered what has an impact on contemporary dance and how contemporary dance in past and present will have influence in the future through the collaboration work with the choreographer and dancer, Pijin Neji.


15 June 2014 Arrives in Japan
16 June 2014 to 3 August 2014 Interviews artists and arts managers in Tokyo
Does workshops with the choreographer and dancer, Pijin Neji
Visits Sapporo and Naha to research folklore
Attends performances in traditional dance and contemporary dance
19 June 2014 Public Talk at Morishita Studio
4 August 2014 Departs Japan

■Public Talk

Date 19 June 2014
Time 19:00-20:30
Place Studio S, Morishita Studio
Title “Body Archive: Experiments in traditional and contemporary dance between Japan and Korea”
Lim Jee-Ae gave a presentation on the ideas of the research project to consider the similarities and differences in the cultural identities in relation to the traditional and contemporary dance between Japan and Korea, in addition to traditional dance and its history in Korea with reference to her works.

Lim Jee-Ae
Born in Korea

Lim Jee-Ae studied traditional dance at Kyung-Hee University in Seoul and for a Master of Choreography at HZT/UDK in Berlin. She was a residency artist at K3 Tanzplan Hamburg in 2013 and 2014. She came from a traditional Korean dance background and has been working on combining traditional Korea dance with contemporary sensibility. She presented her solo piece, “Raw material” premiered in 2011, in Korea, Germany, Belgium and Bulgaria. Her collaborative work with Hwang Soo-Hyun, “Co-lab: Seoul-Berlin” was invited to Festival / Tokyo 2012, and “New monster”, premiered in Korea in 2013, was invited to the Tanztage 2014 in Berlin.


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