ゲスト | Guests

ユク・ワンスン | Yook Wansoon

韓国 | Korea

SCF(Seoul International Choreography Festival) artistic director, Chairwomam of the Modern Dance Promotion of Korea. Artistic Director of Korea National Contemporary Dance Company. Honorary Director of Korea Line Dance Association.

イ・ジョンホ | Jong-Ho Lee

韓国 | Korea

Founder and Artistic Director of SIDance Festival (Seoul International Dance Festival)
President of Seoul Section of the International Dance Council, CID-UNESCO
Co-President of Association of Asia Pacific Arts Festivals (AAPAF)

Jong-Ho Lee is a journalist, dance critic and festival organizer. He started his career with “Courrier de la Corée”, a French weekly published in Korea, and worked for one of the major mass media companies in Korea, Yonhap News Agency for about 30 years. During his career, he was assigned to Brussels as a correspondent, was a reporter for social affairs and international news, and presided at the desk of culture. Finally, he managed the entire company as the vice president. Since 1980, Mr. Lee has been an active dance critic and columnist publishing dance reviews, and reports of international festivals and cultural policies. He established Seoul Section of the Int'l Dance Council, CID-UNESCO, in 1996 and launched Seoul International Dance Festival (a.k.a. SIDance) in 1998. Since its inception, SIDance has been playing a leading role of “defining international festival” in Korea and Asia. In particular, SIDance festival has been highly acclaimed for its programs focusing on world's regional dance trends and cultural diversity. One of his best achievements is to build networks with festivals and theaters in various continents, producing over 30 collaborative dance pieces. Furthermore, he has introduced Korean dancers, choreographers and troops to international stages of over 40 countries promoting about 130 productions.

チャン・グァンリョル | Jang Kwang-ryul

韓国|Korea

Jang is currently Head of International Performing Arts Project (iPAP), which covers a wide variety of international exchange programs focusing on dance. Jang is artistic director both for Seoul International Improvisation Dance Festival & Jeju International Improvisation Dance Festival and for Internationl Comic Dance Festival. Jang is coordinator of Busan International Dance Festival. Jang is board member of Korea Foundation and Korean Academy of Arts and Cultural Management. Jang is guest professor of Korea National University of Arts and Sookmyung Womens University. Jang is chief editor of monthly megazine and board member of The Korean Association of Dance Critics and Researchers. Jang is an author of three books, “Change and Conversion” “I want to Kiss Your Feet” “Dancing High Up In the Air”.

クォン・ウェイラップ | Kwong Wailap

中国|China

Kwong Wai-lap has spent over 20 years in the arts, as either a full-time manager or a consultant for organizations as diverse as Hong Kong Arts Festival, City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Macau Cultural Centre, Guangzhou Opera House, Asian People's Theatre Festival and Guangdong Xinghai Performing Arts Company. As one of the founders of the annual Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, Kwong was the festival's Programming Director from 2004 to 2011, and in 2006, he co-founded the first Fringe Festival in China Fringe Shanghai. His experience covers most areas of arts management. In recent years he has specialised in developing strategic cultural exchanges in and with China. Kwong is currently the Director and Chief Consultant of Shanghai Cultural Links Management Consulting (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

バタリタ | Batarita

ハンガリー|Hungary

Founder, Director
BODY.RADICAL International Performing Arts Biennial
Choreographer, Dancer, Director Batarita Dance Company

Batarita is a graduate of the Hungarian Dance Academy, and she is currently a part of the National Dance Theater in Hungary. In addition to her work as a choreographer, she works as a a dancer, director, actress, and festival director. She also designs sets, costumes, and lights for stage productions. She established her own company, Batarita Dance Company, in 2000, and she continues to perform and choreograph all over the world.

チェ・ビョンジュ | Byungjoo Choi

韓国 | Korea

SAIディレクター、日韓ダンスコーディネーター、SCF (Seoul International Choreography Festival) 実行委員、(社)韓国現代舞踊振興会理事

Japan-South Korea dance coordinator. Currently she teaches as adjunct faculty at Keio University, and is also part of the production team of Tokyo×Seoul Duo Dance Festival, the foreign dance committee of Seoul International Choreography Festival (SCF), assistant director of the New Dance for Asia-NDA International Festival (NDA), and a chief judge in the Asian Solo & Duo Challenge for MASDANZA.

ダニエル・ユン | Daniel Yeung

香港 | Hong Kong

Independent Curator / choreographer / arts critic. Graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with major in Fine Arts and minor in Chinese Music, Daniel is a self-taught dancer and was twice awarded scholarships to study choreography in Holland and London. Daniel was raved by Europe's BalletTanz year book as “The Choreographer to Look At” and was awarded the “Rising Artist Award” by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council 2002. He is also a six-time awardee of the Hong Kong Dance Awards (2000, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014), organized by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, and twice-won “Top Five Best Dance Works of the Year” from the South China Morning Post. In 2013, Daniel was awarded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council as the “Best Artist of the Year (Dance)” for his total contributions on curating, choreographing, performing, teaching and criticism on developing Hong Kong dance culture.

クイック・スィ・ブン | Kuik Swee Boon

シンガポール | Singapore

Founder and Artistic Director of T.H.E Dance Company and the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival (Singapore); co-Artistic Director of Malaysia's D'MOTION International Dance Festival 2013 – 2015. Kuik Swee Boon was the first Asian principal male dancer with Spain's Compañia Nacional de Danza (CND) from 2002 – 2007. During his career with the CND, he worked mainly with Nacho Duato as well as renowned choreographers like Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin and Wim Vandekeybus. Prior to joining the CND, he began his dance career in 1990 with the Singapore People's Association Dance Company and Singapore Dance Theatre. In 2003, he was nominated for the prestigious Benois De La Danse Award. In 2007, he was awarded the Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council of Singapore. He founded T.H.E Dance Company in September 2008. Since its establishment, T.H.E has quickly ascended to become a well-known company locally and in Asia. His critically acclaimed works include Silence (2007), As It Fades (2011), collaboration works RE:OK...BUT! (2011) and Above 40 (2015), and were recognised as amongst the best of shows in their respective years. Kuik's works have also toured to prestigious international festivals, including festival-closing performances at the Les Hivernales festival in Avignon, France. In 2016, Kuik initiated and continues to develop the "hollow body" methodology for T.H.E's training system and performances.

イ・チョルジン | Lee Chuljin

韓国 | Korea

Lee represents the Korea Chum Arts Center, and also serves as the director of the Duo Dance Festival. He is a dancer, art director, producer, traditional arts critic, writer, and a professor. As a dancer, he is rare breed who has mastered Korea's most spiritual and aesthetically honed folk dances; Seungmu, Salpuri-Chum, and Taepyongmu. All three dances are rooted in ancient Buddhism and shamanism. He performs solo at his theater in Korea, but recently expanded his performances to Europe to showcase Korea's traditional dances to the rest of the world.

乗越たかお | Takao Norikoshi

日本 | Japan

Fukuoka Dance Festival Adviser Norikoshi is a author and rogue dance critic, and represents the Japan Dance Plug Ltd. In 2006, he studied dance in the US on an invitation from the New York Japan Society. He served as the Japanese Director of the 2007 Giappone Danza Festival in Italy. He is the author of many titles including “Complete Guide to Contemporary Dance HYPER” (Sakuhin-Sha), “You're not going to watch dance anyway, right? An intense record of contemporary dance” (NTT Publishing), and “Dance Bible” (Kawade Shobó Shinsha). He serves on the selection panel of Elsur Foundation’s Rookie Award in Contemporary Dance, on the board of Dance New Air Festival and New Dance for Asia Festival, on the jury for Másdanza Seoul Platform, and as an advisor for Hokkaido Dance Project and Odoru Akita Dance Festival.